Reply to post: Re: MCSE's and Unix Admin's are equally bad... ...as mainframe engineers

Server vendor has special help desk for lying, incompetent sysadmins

grs1961

Re: MCSE's and Unix Admin's are equally bad... ...as mainframe engineers

> ... could not be used without Unix since Unix ran their IO controllers (in separate boxes). It was partly that that caused the great increase in mainframe throughput in the late sixties and early seventies

Really? In the sixties? And the seventies? UNIX systems running IO controllers on/for mainframes???

I'd like to know who has/had the flux capacitors to deliver them!

ISTR in the 90s IBM putting RS6000s in front of mainframes to manage terminals on a line-by-line rather than screen-at-a-time basis, and support stuff like FTP, but they still had 3270s to do the real work. :-)

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