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Apr 16 2009   5:00AM GMT

But aren’t Mainframes dead?

BrentSheets Brent Sheets Profile: BrentSheets

Overview: “Confused about zSeries Mainframes? Need to understand the z/OS operating system – and in a hurry? Then you’ve just found the book you need. Avoiding technical jargon, this book gives you the basic facts in clear, light-hearted, entertaining English. You’ll quickly learn what Mainframes are, what they do, what runs on them, and terms and terminology you need to speak Mainframe-ese. But it’s not all technical. There’s also invaluable information on the people that work on Mainframes, Mainframe management issues, new Mainframe trends, and other facts that don’t seem to be written down anywhere else.”

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What on Earth is a Mainframe?
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August 18, 2008

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Chapter 1: But aren’t Mainframes dead? An introduction to the mainframe.

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  • BrentSheets
    The author, David Stephens, is now a member on IT Knowledge Exchange and sharing his mainframe expertise. Read his answers and discussions by going to the [A href=""]David Stephens Public Profile[/A].
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