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Re: lynx-dev Autoconf patch for S/390 (EBCDIC)

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Autoconf patch for S/390 (EBCDIC)
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 19:44:16 +1700 (MST)

In a recent note, Nelson Henry Eric said:

> Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 09:09:35 +0900 (JST)
> Our school has permanently "mothballed" what I think is a mainframe,
> a Fujitsu M770/6 (F8470A6).  The electricity required to run it
> costs too much, and none of the software is y2k compatible, I am told.
> Should I latch on to it?  Could it be made useful?
I'd trust their judgment about the electricity cost.  And they
haven't even mentioned hardware maintenance costs.

Unless you need a hobby, and can get someone to pay for it.

I don't know that model.  A sufficiently old mainframe may
fill a room and have about the power of an AT.

-- gil

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