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Yes, Virginia, you really can run a mainframe OS on your PC.

IBM 370 image
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Download mvs0080Xmas.txt to put this on your MVS system

The powerful Hercules emulator is what allows us to run a mainframe operating system on a PC. It is open source and runs on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux machines. It will even run on a Rasberry PI. The offical website is located here. While there are other OS's that can be run with Hercules, the most popular 3 are DOS/VS, MVS, and VM/370. This is a great hobby for retirees that had hands on experience with these operating systems in the 1960's and 1970's.

 

DOS/VS with Power Rel 34

MVS Rel 3.8J

VM/370 Rel 6

 

MTS Rel 6.0A

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You will need a 3270 termnal emulator. Here is a basic *FREEBIE*
It is Java and will run on all Computers that have java graphics
In windows just double click .jar file. In Linux "java -jar VBBlue3270.jar" in a terminal.

Mainframe on PC CDROM Package - myDOSVS - myMTS - myMVS - myVM370

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The IBM Compilerator

ALGOL FALGOL 68CAssembler FASSIST Student Assembler
COBOL FFORTRAN FGPSS/360MORTRAN
PASCAL 8000PL/1PL360RPG
SIMULASNOBOL 4Stony Brook Pascal*
Public Use Online Terminals
 
IBM 3279

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Other OS's for Hercules use

 

A useful table of
EBCDIC, ASCII, Hex, Decimal, & Octal
conversions

 

General IBM Glossary

 
Visit this great collection at:
IBMJunkMan.com
 

Using Vintage Mainframe Hardware With Your PC

 

Videos on vintage IBM and CDC mainframes

 

IBM Photo Gallery

 

The collected computer notes of Calamity Coder

 

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