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mukun264

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: How to Buy an Emulator and Mainframe User ID for personal
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Hi ,

Can any one suggest me how to buy the IBM personal Communication Emulator and Mainframe User ID for personal use.

or please suggest me what are the way to get the TSO User ID and emulator.

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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject:
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If you want to buy something IBM then speak to IBM. The package you refer to is not the only one around that is a 3270 emulator - try google. Some are free some require a small 'donation'. I do not know how much a userid would cost - or even if such are available. Have you tried reading this part of the forum? I know of one place that has free access but they are not taking new applications.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

I did Google on internet but i could not found free 3270 emulator software. All are trial version. I email to IBM but they are replying back to me. may be they egnored because of low business benefit.

Some of the emulator which i used as trial:
1. Extra Attachment
2. IBM Personal Communication
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject:
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Google'd
Code:
http://www.mathrutech.com/services.html

I have not used this site nor do I endorse the site in anyway.

Looks affordable,
SP1 1 Month 1000rs
SP2 2 Months 1750rs
SP3 3 Months 2500rs
With 3270 emulator
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject:
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Google on Hercules Emulator.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject:
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Maybe you didn't google hard enough. The free emulator that I use is there on the first page - second item after the advertisment.
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teja goud

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject:
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hi
email to this email reference deleted they are providing mainframe ids

most probably the gentleman does not like his email address vented all over the net
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hello Bal Mukund,

Are you looking for some software to connect to a mainframe somewhere (as yet undetermined) or are you looking for access to an environment so you can practice "working on a mainframe"? There is VERY big difference.

A 3270-emulator is code that acts like the original 3270 hardware device (which is the most common for TSO, CICS, etc. When an emulator is run on the pc, it must have a connection to a "mainframe".

If you want to practice working on a mainframe and you have some time and patience, i'd suggest you look at Hercules (as Anuj mentioned). The more familiar with the IBM mainframe, the better the installaton will go for you. Hercules will let you run "a mainframe" directly on your pc and you can connect to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to Buy an Emulator and Mainframe User ID for p
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IMHO PCOMM is too expensive for personal use.
a very good alternative with a fair price is

VISTA 3270 emulator by Tom Brennan
Code:
http://www.tombrennansoftware.com


and anyway that' s what You might want to use when accessing an operating system running under the Hercules s360/s370 esa/390 zArch emulator

hercules will provide only the bare iron emulator
You will need to take care of the operating system

a viable solution to exercise some MVS basics is
the freely available MVS 3.8 TURNKEY system available here
Code:
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/

with a lot of docs
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