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Pandora-Box

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:19 am    Post subject: Hercules or Mainframe connection via rental
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Hi,

How and where can a get a mainframe connection on a rental basis where i could connect through internet and some quotations could be helpful
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

What do you want to use the connection to do?

If you are strong with the mainframe and related tools, you might want to consider downloading/installing the Hercules emulator. It is free and will give you a "mainframe on your pc". After Hercules is installed, you then install MVS 3.8.

If you need a current operating environment, this might not work, but much of what is done on z/OS can be done on MVS. . .
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:34 am    Post subject:
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I wanted to be a offline programmer do some research and i have installed tht hercules but not sure how to use it icon_sad.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:35 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Have you installed the MVS Operating System? Without the OS, you will not be able to do much with Hercules.

I'll also change the title so others will know this topic is about Hercules too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply to: Hercules or Mainframe connection via rental
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Have you tried IBM?

Maintec presents you with an affordable and easily accessible IBM Mainframe connectivity. The IBM Mainframe environment can be accessed via Internet anywhere, anytime at a highly affordable price.

Data Dallas Corporation

Data Dallas Corporation provides general computer services to mainframe users on an IBM 2066-0A1 in an Z/os operating environment that supports a wide variety of the industry's most popular software products.

Internet TimeShare Resources Inc.

Internet TimeShare Resources (ITSR) was established to offer the use of various Mainframe Operating Systems via the Internet. Our service can be contracted for hourly, monthly, or annually.
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