Yeah, I'm sort of failing to see the point here as well - running your classic z/OS backend stuff and then having a few zIFLs talking to the backend over HiperSockets (IIRC) made sense, but just a big zSeries box with no way to run legacy apps?
I'm not sure but I guess the market will decide..
You do realise you can emulate a z/Series using Hercules and use that for development, right?
No need to fork out $100K+ (also since these Linux-only z boxes won't have any CP's, just zIFLs, I think the base price might come down)
And since it's pretty easy to set up virtualised instances (either using LPARs or say z/VM), you could always share one of these boxes amongst multiple users.
Too bad there were no "English" people at around 30 AD as the Angles and Saxons only invaded about 400 years after that followed by the Norman (some Norse blood in there too) invasion in 1066.
So are you saying they had a time machine too?
Errrr..There is a V, and it is basically the same letter a B with a dot.
It's in ARABIC and Ottoman Turkish where the W and V letters were interchangeable..
Yup. Salt (well a sachet of infant electrolyte mix) and access to clean water would solve that problem as the kids tend to die from dehydration.
Not in ALL cases but the death rate would definitely go down. Back when I was working as a dive master on the coast of the Sinai desert, we used to take the baby rehydration sachets all the time if we'd overindulged in the post-diving beers the night before.
No, it isn't. GPG / PGP is a hybrid cryptosystem just like SSL and SSH. Not sure where you got this idea from..
Do you realise the sort of processing overheads that encrypting mega/gigabytes in RSA involves?
It would have taken a LONG time to encrypt a single HD floppy image back in 1991 when PGP was first developed.
I've got two systems (one single Alpha box, one VAXcluster) that offer VMS guest accounts via telnet (I know, I know - CHIMPY can do SSH but the VAXen are just too slow for it):
CHIMPY (single AXP box):
telnet to chimpy.sampsa.com
telnet to hilant.sampsa.com
But if you just wanted a package manager and repos, you could always use Fink (for those who don't know, it's basically apt-get for OS X and a bunch of repos of binaries), no need to bootstrap with dev tools from Apple.
Actually you could probably get a version of gcc from Fink and then use that to bootstrap Mac Ports. Not tried that myself, though.
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.