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Stephen McColley <>
Canton, GA USA - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 17:17:03 (CEST)
Thanks for providing all this info and software. Let's hope I can make it work!
Mick Gray <>
UK - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 22:43:12 (CEST)
MVS forever!!
Gray Maddry <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 18:11:55 (CEST)
MVS is the har stuff, enjoy of it ;>
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- Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 22:35:18 (CEST)
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- Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 09:56:22 (CEST)
I am an old MVS Systems programmer and just wish to brush up my skills - havent used it since 1990.
Leon Bouwer <>
London, United Kingdom - Friday, April 29, 2011 at 17:53:49 (CEST)
Doing some checks.
Tomás de la Puente <>
A Coruña, Spain Spain - Friday, April 29, 2011 at 14:08:02 (CEST)
Many thanks for the great work and giving youngsters like my self an easy entry point to explore the world of mainframe computing. I verymuch hope you will continue this great project, I'm looking forward to a updated Tur(n)key distribution with jes3 and rpf1.5.3 ;-)
Sascha Wilde <>
Germany - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 17:54:23 (CEST)
Back to where I started - Thanks.
Allison Peirce <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, April 25, 2011 at 21:55:21 (CEST)
This is a great site, Thanx for all the assistance.
James A. Glover <>
North Olmsted, Ohio United States - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 14:48:46 (CEST)
Very interesting site!
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londra, uk england - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 15:48:06 (CEST)
A retired consultant, I am now working for the fun
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tournan, France - Monday, April 18, 2011 at 19:33:55 (CEST)
great site helps take me back to 1620 and System3 days
Mike Snyder <>
Greenville, WV USA - Monday, April 18, 2011 at 00:06:13 (CEST)
Thanks for making MVS available for a refresher!
VA USA - Friday, April 15, 2011 at 22:29:00 (CEST)
Great site, I love it. Cheers
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Osaka, Osaka Japan - Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 04:50:25 (CEST)
Thanks for your work..looking for turnkey MVS to run on Herc.
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- Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 23:07:58 (CEST)
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Montreal, Quebec Canada - Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 22:56:04 (CEST)
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- Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 20:00:40 (CEST)
Nice Job ,iam a novice to Mainframes and i hope this gonna help me a lot
Kadapa, Andhra pradesh INDIA - Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 16:43:25 (CEST)
Thanks for the innovators of mini mainframes , very time saving and helpful if it works
Srinivas <>
Hyderabad , Andhra pRadesh India - Friday, March 25, 2011 at 13:43:00 (CET)
Great job, continue to be awesome, please =)
J.S. <>
- Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:43:46 (CET)
Just starting out with HERC in ubuntu, Have completed the Master the Mainframe contest from IBM!!! so this should help keep my skills... SMP/E is what i am most interested in learning and understanding... any suggestions can be forwarded to with the subject header "OS/390" Thanks Tons for this system being made available to the people!!!! (I am first going to attempt to build my own with help from Mr. Moseley's website...)
Alan <>
Montreal, Quebec Canada - Monday, March 14, 2011 at 02:08:36 (CET)
Thanks for support the zOS evolution in the new technologies.
Ferran <>
Barcelona, Barcelona Spain - Friday, March 04, 2011 at 20:11:50 (CET)
Great job man...Keep rocking!
Atanu Ghorai <>
Bangalore, Karnataka India - Friday, March 04, 2011 at 07:30:32 (CET)
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andrew45 <>
London, London UK - Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at 11:27:57 (CET)
Thank you.
Steve Leszczyszyn <>
SC USA - Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 13:02:30 (CET)
Thank you folks for having it happen.
Gianni Buffoni <>
Como, Italy - Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 00:08:21 (CET)
Nice site thanks for this MVS
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USA - Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 17:58:33 (CET)
Thanks again
Lebron James <>
kêty, Poland - Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 17:57:05 (CET)
Using this in my company. Works well.
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Bielsko, ma³opolska Poland - Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 17:54:20 (CET)
Fine Stuff. Many tnx for your excellent work!
Wolfgang <>
Austria - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10:11:48 (CET)
Keep working. Information is so helpful.Btw nice site.
Peter Nguyen <Peter>
USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 09:09:18 (CET)
David Hurd <>
Warwick, Rhode Island USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 00:23:46 (CET)
Amazing site :)
Gauri Goel
bangalore, India - Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 17:42:01 (CET)
Thanks for putting this together - great stuff!
Rob Allender <>
St. Pete, FL 33704 - Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 04:45:41 (CET)
Thank you for the information.
- Friday, February 18, 2011 at 03:33:48 (CET)
Wanna learn more about MVS ,Btw great site man.
Andy Lin
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:27:22 (CET)
Excellent system for learning mainframe stuff
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:22:08 (CET)
Information are helpful.
fujiwara <>
USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:20:35 (CET)
Nice Information. Thanks.
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:19:21 (CET)
I have always loved working on a mainframe. Wanted to give this system a try and refresh my COBBOL and mainframe skilss a little.
Roel Braam <>
Houten, Netherlands - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:59:22 (CET)
Mainframe programmer 1968 - 2001. Favorite languages: assembler and PL/I. Thank you for providing this product! I am looking forward to using it!
Michael Holland <>
Little Rock, AR USA - Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 14:32:45 (CET)
Great system. Remember coding and complilations taking minutes, a lot of minutes and now quick as a snap. Love it. Thanks.
EX <>
omaha, neb usa - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at 13:54:14 (CET)
Total newbie to the wonder world of mainframes, came here out of curiosity. Thanks for making this. My PC thinks it's a mainframe!
Merijn Vogel <>
Netherlands - Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 23:46:14 (CET)
Great system that brings back memories of the old days when a sysprog was a SYSPROG!!! Gened 3.8j many times and enjoy doing again. Got the turnkey and plan to do some new gens to add some features I would like to have. Thanks for all your hard work.
Marty Dailey <>
Richmond, Kentucky United States - Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 06:46:28 (CET)
Nice 1!!
eric shun <>
UK - Monday, January 24, 2011 at 20:36:42 (CET)
Great work... better than I ever thought it could be. The added utilities have made MVS 3.8 much better than the original. Thanks to all the Hercleans.
Shelby Beach <shelby dot beach at prodigy dot net>
Sacrameto, California USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 08:05:04 (CET)
really like the Tur(n)key system, keep up the good work.
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cambridge, cambridgeshire uk - Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 02:53:17 (CET)
very nice website
steven <>
turkey, anbda usa - Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 02:50:26 (CET)
great stuff!
james <>
stuart, IL usa - Thursday, January 06, 2011 at 22:35:51 (CET)
Ran university excercises and some private jobs from cards and a locally developed terminal system called GUTS in the late 70s. The OS was MFT with HASP. Thrilled to relive it again!
Håkan Torbjär <>
Sweden - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 at 23:27:07 (CET)
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- Monday, January 03, 2011 at 11:11:22 (CET)
What a pleasure to succeed in bringing up an operational MVS system with TSO on your PC! It brings back memories from my University days in 1980. Thanks for this turnkey and the many hours of fun I will have with it.
Montreal, Qc Canada - Friday, December 24, 2010 at 23:40:54 (CET)
Looking forward to experimenting and developing as I find this very interesting. will have to wait till after the holidays though.
Jimmy totoes <>
omaha, nebraska usa - Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 14:24:18 (CET)
Great, the programming is impressive, fairly new to this in general thanks again.
- Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 18:29:47 (CET)
Nice work. Your site has been very helpful.
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Naples, FL USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 17:20:43 (CET)
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mecansteve <>
newyork, newyork united state - Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 12:55:31 (CET)
Thank you for distributing this piece of software I worken on in the late 70s'.
Gianni Buffoni <>
Como, Italy - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 22:47:00 (CET)
I have just started installing mainframes
Neeraj Saran Srivastava <>
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India - Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 14:25:54 (CET)
thanks... happy new years
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Turkey, Antalya Turkey - Friday, December 17, 2010 at 01:04:11 (CET)
thanks... happy new years
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Turkey, Antalya Turkey - Friday, December 17, 2010 at 01:03:51 (CET)
USA - Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 02:50:19 (CET)
Thank you for your work
Erasmo Sangermano <>
Rome, Italy - Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 13:52:15 (CET)
I want to learn the mainframe
Kenji <>
Philippines - Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 09:15:11 (CET)
Thanks for the great resource - always fancied playing with a mainframe. As a boy, I got my hands on a Honeywell machine that my local council used for the rates, but I never actually got it running.
Phil Culmer <>
Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK - Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 19:35:43 (CET)
excellent website. keep up the good work. Never used MVS, i'm on linus (Ubuntu) but would definitely like to try it! Thanks!
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los altos, ca us - Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 15:13:39 (CET)
Just another geek
Paul <>
- Friday, December 03, 2010 at 08:59:46 (CET)
I was a COBOL proammer turned java programmmer. I was impressed to learned that MVS is avaible on the PC. I missed COBOL and the mainframe so I was overjoyed to leaned of your project. Thank you very much I am about to install MVS oon the hercules emulator.
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mecansteve <>
newyork, newyork united state - Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 13:38:58 (CET)
Been using these turnkeys for years!! Deepest gratitude!
Peter Joseph <>
Wales, United Kingdom - Monday, November 22, 2010 at 22:37:38 (CET)
MUMBAI, MH INDIA - Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 15:55:17 (CET)
A marvellous achievement - keep up the good work!
Barry McQueen <>
Bundaberg, QLD Australia - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 08:44:35 (CET)
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving. God bless
RD Blackburn <>
Peoria, Arizona USA - Monday, November 15, 2010 at 02:36:28 (CET)
After spending 20 years as an IBM systems programmer (though I haven't done THAT work in 14 years, alas), I am pleased, amazed, and excited to have my very own MVS system running, right here on my computer. You've done excellent work, thank you! What fun! Best regards, -- Michael
Michael McGaw <>
Euless, Texas USA - Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 02:28:56 (CET)
Bill Kneipher <bill_kneipher_ a t>
- Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 20:24:26 (CET)
Thank you very much for your great work :)
Chulayuth Asawaroengchai <twilightdema_ a t>
Bangkok, Thailand - Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 17:03:21 (CET)
Thanks for all the work and capabilities of this tool.
Jim Peterson <>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 14:43:44 (CET)
Thanks for all the work on this project
Fon Roberts <fon_roberts_ a t>
Citrus Heights, CA US - Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:09:18 (CEST)
Enjoy playing with Hercules for years.
Ric Smith <resmithii at aol dot com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 18:12:40 (CEST)
Looking forward to this.
Dino Mako <dmako59_ a t>
Crestwood, KY USA - Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 16:51:54 (CEST)
Great! Looking forward to trying it out!
gedaliah_atl <gedaliah_atl_ a t>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, October 03, 2010 at 21:42:41 (CEST)
Many thanks! This is great. I haven't had this much fun in years.
Srini Padmanabhan <srinipa_ a t>
Parsippany, NJ USA - Monday, September 20, 2010 at 03:42:55 (CEST)
FRANCISCO SUSILLA <"esfroimpresorfes_ a t" and "susf05_ a t">
MEXICO , DIFTRITO FEDERAL, DISTRITO FEDERAL MEXICO - Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 00:38:15 (CEST)
Brings back the "good old days"
Tom Chandler <tchandler48_ a t>
Waskom, Tx US - Friday, September 10, 2010 at 18:17:38 (CEST)
I was introduced to computers with the University of New Mexico's IBM-360 and 370 systems in the mid 70's. I got a student job assisting users during my last two years, and my assist station was fairly close to a window where I could look at the operators and often wondered what they were doing. Now, I get a chance to find out. Many thanks to you and the Hercules team.
Larry Evilsizer <larrycraig729_ a t>
Aztec, New Mexico USA - Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 22:58:49 (CEST)
I am interested in trying out your emulator.
David J. Miller <djm_tech_id_ a t>
Ohio USA - Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 19:58:01 (CEST)
Gracias Thanks
Juan Izurieta <juan_a_izurieta_ a t>
Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador - Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 23:46:51 (CEST)
I don't know anything about mainframes. It seems another world inside our world. So with this distribution it makes it possible to feel this sensation to run a personal mainframe inside a private network. Thanks to make this possible.
Unix Tohack <Unixtohack_ a t>
Belgium - Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 18:41:27 (CEST)
Thanks for the hard work on the turnkey system.
Mike Ward <>
San Antonio, TX US - Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 17:43:54 (CEST)
Just trying to learn
Eric Dickinson <eric.dickinson _a t_ nih _ dot _ gov>
Bethesda, MD US - Monday, August 09, 2010 at 16:30:18 (CEST)
rongguo zuo <rongguo.zuo_ a t _gmail _ dot _ com>
Beijing, Beijing China - Monday, August 09, 2010 at 06:55:01 (CEST)
Well, here goes an afternoon of fun...
Eoghan Maher <eoghan_maher _ a t _ yahoo _ d ot _ ie>
Tullamore, Ireland - Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 14:31:21 (CEST)
I was a IBM Mainframe systems programmer from the early 1970's to 2000. My first box was a OS/360 model 91 with 2 MB of real core memory. The operating system was OS 360 MVT V17.1 which was upgraged to MVS 21.6. I was on the team the converted to MVS Version 2 (Version 1 never got off the ground). Thanks for the memories
Bill Trepak <wmtrepak_ a t_>
Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, August 01, 2010 at 00:46:50 (CEST)
Heise's iX 7/2010 has an article about Hercules. I'll give it a try.
Norbert Grün <gnor.gpl_ a t_>
Kerpen, North-Rhine-Westphalia Germany - Friday, July 30, 2010 at 17:30:50 (CEST)
Perfect for some small testing of zLinux
Tore Agblad <tore.sweden_ a t_>
Gothenburg, n/a Sweden - Friday, July 30, 2010 at 08:34:25 (CEST)
Very impressive site and project. I taught ibm os programming in the 1980's and 1990's. Looking forward to using your distribution. Thanks
ed martin <aaacompute_ a t_>
new york, ny usa - Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 06:34:55 (CEST)
i want to learn to operate this complicated systems
Juan Oquendo <disfordarkritual_ a t_>
bogota, bogota colombia - Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 23:03:17 (CEST)
b>Its a great effort..! i am using it to learn MVS all the way...
Balaji <kkc.balaji_ a t_>
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India - Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 05:11:14 (CEST)
Thanks 1000 Thanks
Alessandro <info_ a t_>
PRATO, PO Italy - Friday, July 23, 2010 at 15:29:31 (CEST)
Nice work
wopfue <wpfueller_ a t_>
- Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 16:02:12 (CEST)
crochu nicolas <crochuni_ a t_>
paris, n/a france - Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 15:59:03 (CEST)
Anyone here remember MOPAC? Time to re-live the 70's !
Malcolm Harris <m5p_ a t_>
Gardiner, ME USA - Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 02:23:38 (CEST)
Wow - A Mainframe MVS Emulator. I remember to my Operator days
Benjamin Buch <buch69_ a t_>
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Monday, July 19, 2010 at 13:02:03 (CEST)
can't wait to test this out, I wasn't even alive when this stuff was current!
Kevin Keith <krfkeith_ a t_>
- Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 23:45:20 (CEST)
I actually thought that I could retire, but I NEED MY MAINFRAME!!!
Dan Snyder <fancy_dancer_ a t_>
Columbus, Ohio USA - Friday, July 16, 2010 at 22:02:52 (CEST)
Thank you.
Lisati <lisati_ a t_>
- Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 03:29:10 (CEST)
gr8 tht i came across this site
NITIN <nitinn.gandhi_ a t_>
pune, maharashtra india - Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 21:13:41 (CEST)
Can't wait.
Erich Noll <enoll1ATSIGNearthlinkDOTnet>
- Monday, July 12, 2010 at 04:16:12 (CEST)
I have it installed and running. Looking for help in viewing datasets and running programs.
Bret Johnson <morgandeath_ a t_>
Newport, Ohio USA - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 05:04:43 (CEST)
Nice site
Devon <devontheangel_ a t_>
USA - Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 20:50:38 (CEST)
I wish to try MVS, both to take a look at a mainframe's OS and to see if I can use it to test screen scrappers. I hope this takes me to the download links.
Carlos N <carlos_ a t_>
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 18:05:43 (CEST)
i love mainframes
rajesh mohite <mohiter81_ a t_>
mumbai, maharashtra india - Friday, June 25, 2010 at 20:33:33 (CEST)
Hello I would like to work on the Turnkey System. I have recently joined.
Sandeep Sharma <sandeep.perfect_ a t_>
Pune, Maharashtra India - Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 21:02:14 (CEST)
its amazing!
bangalore, karnataka india - Monday, June 07, 2010 at 06:35:05 (CEST)
Hi, I'm a former sysprog, and I've just started with Hercules and your Turnkey MVS System. It was a very nostalgic moment when I ipl-ed mvs 3.8j again! Thank you very much indeed.
Noel Rebera <nrebera_ a t_>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 15:41:48 (CEST)
Great site!
Pete <p_harris_ a t_>
UK - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 01:16:20 (CEST)
Just starting w/Hercules and am playing
Larry Lee <lee_larry_ a t_>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Thursday, June 03, 2010 at 16:30:50 (CEST)
Nice site... like to get the turnkey system to run, what currently doesn't work - reworking the shell scripts.
Eckard <hangglider_ a t_>
Jena, Germany - Wednesday, June 02, 2010 at 22:45:39 (CEST)
Just a very modest student of something I used to know in a previous life :-)
Jean-Pierre Sainfeld <firstlink_ a t_>
San Leandro, CA USA - Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 18:56:18 (CEST)
Back again after 3 years - I just can't stay away!
Michael Cook <mcook4_ a t_>
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 15:44:07 (CEST)
z/OS MVS system programmer looks for a job at another country
Álvaro Guirao <alvaroguirao_ a t_>
Madrid, Madrid Spain - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 04:38:52 (CEST)
Will try on a Mac
Peter Kvernes <peter_ a t_>
- Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 14:18:03 (CEST)
Well done Volke, Been waiting for this for ages. Want to get a 64 bit PC and then ipl the Z/VM evaluation edition too.
Neil Duckworth <nduckworth_ a t_>
Reading, Berkshire England - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 18:25:28 (CEST)
Frank Swarbrick
Lakewood, CO USA - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 06:29:19 (CEST)
Nice site !
Barry Bogtrot <bbogtrot_ a t_>
Melbourne, Australia - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 11:17:21 (CEST)
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jimpei <jimpeijp-at-yahoo-co-jp>
- Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 09:14:20 (CEST)
Great site!
CHARLES OHEARN <cohearn_ a t_>
TORRANCE, CA US - Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 06:56:00 (CEST)
I was led here by the Simula360 website. So, I'm just looking around. Thank you for your very good work!
pass a drug test <denielie23_ a t_>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 22:23:18 (CEST)
Thanks so much for your website, and for Turnkey!
Cleaning Master <lio9999_ a t_>
Virginia, NV USA - Monday, April 26, 2010 at 15:45:46 (CEST)
I just got a little nostalgic and thought I'd like to tryu to get Herc+3.8 running - sounds like fun.
Matt Livingston <blubrick_ a t_>
Melbourne, Vic Au - Monday, April 26, 2010 at 13:06:58 (CEST)
Old habits die hard. Thanks for maintaining the legal Turnkey package!
Breton Imhauser <>
Faulkner County, AR USA - Friday, April 23, 2010 at 16:32:00 (CEST)
Absolutely amazing! All the work! I am adding MVS to my VMSCluster of emulators. Now if only BP would release the Control Data 60-bit software, there are perfectly good emulators for the hardware.
Greg Steele <gesteele_ a t_>
Columbus, Ohio USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 00:10:02 (CEST)
At last... :-D Thrilled to be able to reuse my mainframe knowledge and again have my "own" MVS after many many years of work on windows/linux/aix platforms....Great Great work guys, my compliments.
Johnny Jensen <jhjs_ a t_>
Denmark - Monday, April 12, 2010 at 11:03:36 (CEST)
Great site, can't wait to bookmark it!
Marcus Black <Marcus.Black_ a t_>
NY USA - Monday, April 12, 2010 at 08:18:47 (CEST)
Hello -- would like to learn what such old (and new) big boxes are good for... and what they are better for too :)
Erwin <hangglider_ a t_>
Thuringia - Thursday, April 08, 2010 at 20:20:33 (CEST)
I love MainFrame!! It's hot!!
Tom Bean <SuperNetworkArchitecture_ a t_>
Tokyo, Japan - Sunday, April 04, 2010 at 05:27:35 (CEST)
Hi Jay and comm, great work you have done! It is amazing to see the Big Iron box running on my little environment. Zarpa
Zarpa Iracunda <zarpairacunda_ a t_>
Frankfurt, Hessen Germany - Saturday, April 03, 2010 at 13:39:42 (CEST)
I am a French man and I try to train myself on mainframe and Cobol. I'd like to install your system on Ubuntu. Thanks a million.
Macambou <dahu.backup_ a t_>
Colombes, France - Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:47:16 (CEST)
Bring back memories!
Doug A <tpbrbj_ a t_>
penetanguishene, Canada - Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 17:48:43 (CET)
i wish try it
regio del monte <delmontereg_ a t_>
naples, italy italy - Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 19:03:36 (CET)
Can't wait to get started!
B McKnight <brucemcknight_ a t_>
Cleveland, Ohio USA - Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 02:59:15 (CET)
Massoud Fattahi <Massoud_Fattahi_ a t_>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, March 22, 2010 at 19:50:33 (CET)
I'm returning after a hiatus of several years. I just got as brand new, shiny box. Its operating system was on the dark side. I installed Ubuntu Linux as soon as I could. I cannot claim that I was a system programmer, just an application programmer. But I always wanted to be a sysprog. Ted
Ted Rolle, Jr. <stercor_ a t_>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Monday, March 22, 2010 at 19:47:25 (CET)
Let me learn some history :D
Diego Reyes
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 02:27:46 (CET)
Great resource for the newbie
Cuban Pete <cubanp3te_ a t_>
UK - Monday, March 15, 2010 at 21:25:25 (CET)
Very informative.
Debby Williams <debby101.w_ a t_>
Mount Pleasant, Texas USA - Friday, March 12, 2010 at 02:23:28 (CET)
Great work!
Cristhiano <cristhiano.souza_ a t_>
Sao Paulo, Brazil, SP Brazil - Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 02:30:48 (CET)
Nice Software. Good work
Scott Benninghoff <scott_ a t_>
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2010 at 01:51:04 (CET)
I am thrilled that it is possible to run MVS on my PC. My wife however does not share in my exitement. I worked at IBM in the Mid 60's and we first had MFT(66) used by the SMD , and then MVT(67) used by SDD. It was not until 74 we got MVS.
Terence Newman <terencenewman_ a t_>
Alamo, CA USA - Friday, March 05, 2010 at 10:06:42 (CET)
Vidit Kochar <viditkochar_ a t_>
Delhi, Delhi India - Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 01:38:22 (CET)
i try to understand.. ;o)
eche <thomas.eche_ a t_>
suèvres, france - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 15:12:31 (CET)
Su página es excelente.
celes <lancasterc2000_ a t_>
BSAS, BSAS Argentina - Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 19:10:03 (CET)
I'm looking forward to working on this. Thanks for all the hard work.
Rick Berube <rick.berube_ a t_>
Ringgold, Georgia USA - Monday, February 15, 2010 at 15:46:15 (CET)
let it go through.
Rajiv <rajivsthakur_ a t_>
MY, Delhi india - Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 22:36:10 (CET)
Very, very nice project
Andrea Ramacciotti <aramacciotti_ a t_>
Rome, Italy - Wednesday, February 03, 2010 at 08:53:16 (CET)
From what I have read, it seems like this is fun website to visit for us MVS fans.
Anyanso Agwu-Okeke <hotmail.com_ a t_ pagwu>
Inwood, NY United States - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 at 11:04:48 (CET)
These are the mainframes I started out on. I was an applications programmer. So this is a great learning tool to figure out the systems side of things
Richard Henry <rhenry56_ a t_>
Grapevine, TX USA - Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 02:03:00 (CET)
Former Bear Steans IBM mainframe computer operator out of work for over a year. Want to brush up on my skills.
D. Otten <dotten50_ a t_>
NJ - Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 21:21:33 (CET)
Been a DOS & VM guy for bunches of years. It's time to branch out a little.
Flash Braden <>
Moraga, California USA - Monday, January 18, 2010 at 07:41:58 (CET)
Good site. Will follow with interest. Thanks, Ivor
Ivor Biggun <ivorbiggun100_ a t_>
- Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 19:23:12 (CET)
EL SALVADOR, ATACAMA CHILE - Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 02:50:06 (CET)
thanks for the article
eswar <eswaraasi_ a t_>
yzag, andhra pradesh india - Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 07:01:11 (CET)
Just wanna practice mainframes based development @ home.. Not a die-hard fan of mainframes... Just to learn..
Sunish <>
Chennai, TN India - Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 19:32:44 (CET)
I intend to use this to generate sample mainfraome COBOL data for testing purposes. (I'm also a former MVS system programmer and want to play...)
Jerry Callen <jcallen_ a>
Cambridge, MA USA - Friday, January 08, 2010 at 21:31:08 (CET)
Very excited to give this a spin!
John <john_ a>
CT USA - Thursday, January 07, 2010 at 02:03:48 (CET)
Mike Steffan <>
- Thursday, January 07, 2010 at 00:42:15 (CET)
Love to work on MVS
Arunkumar <ITECHARUN_ a t_YAHOO.COM>
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 07:20:01 (CET)
Mainframer from the basement
David Deyette <ddey111696_ a>
Chicopee, MA USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 01:00:39 (CET)
Downloaded as part of the investigation for a possible IBM Migration project.
Chuck Moore <chuckm_ a>
Olympia, Washington United States - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 18:14:53 (CET)
Fantastic being able to run MVS on a desktop!!!
Ken Kripke <kkripke_ a>
Frederick, Maryland USA - Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 16:59:43 (CET)
My last message stripped out the angle brackets I wrote to enclose "my host". I wanted to say telnet "my host" 3270 Mike
Mike Stramba <sameAsLast AT Last Message>
Toront, Ontario Canada - Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 23:40:04 (CET)
Hi, I have Hercules running on a Linux box. It's actually on a shared hosting site. (My local box is a Windows box). I connect to the Linux box over putty, start Hercules, can then telnet localhost 3270 (in the putty client). I'd like to telnet 3270, and also connect wth my 3270 emulator. Is it possible? What do I need? When I try it, I get "Could not open connection to host", port 3270, connect failed. Mike
Mike Stramba <mikestramba AT gmail DOT com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 23:37:51 (CET)
Very interesting product. (Please no mailing list)
Carlos <carlos_ a>
Inglewood, NJ USA - Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12:09:14 (CET)
Wow. I can hardly wait to start the IPL
rob osattin <rosattin_ a>
atlanta, ga us - Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 06:21:31 (CET)
Wow. I can hardly wait to start the IPL
rob osattin <rosattin_ a>
atlanta, ga us - Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 06:20:36 (CET)
Easy and quick to install !
Eduardo Yabut <>
Elk Grove, CA U.S.A. - Saturday, December 05, 2009 at 16:10:37 (CET)
A really cool thing! I just remember that compilations took minutes in the 80's not seconds :-) b.t.w how to inactivate that emergencyuser or even chage the userid to something like X6U8G5L9 ?? I'm now wide open to the net.
Sippo Laisaari <sippo_ a>
raisio, finland - Friday, November 20, 2009 at 10:25:39 (CET)
Great Link
Ezequiel Cuevas <ezequiel_cuevas_ a>
Mexico City, Mexico - Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 16:41:40 (CET)
I've just downloaded the ISO, now the next step(s) will follow... Dank an / Thanks to
Joachim Schünemann <j-schuenemann_ a>
Braunschweig, Niedersachsen / Lower Saxony Deutschland / Germany - Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 12:12:33 (CET)
remembering the MF
James Graham <locust221_ a>
Sparta, MI United States - Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 20:04:45 (CET)
Getting used to things, doing well so far.
Evo <evostyk_ a>
London, England - Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 14:20:09 (CET)
HI, New to this community
Abbas <abbas.syed_ a>
Pune, Maharastra India - Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 09:12:58 (CET)
Impresive tool to help me to improve my programming skills. Thank you.
Ignacio Zamora <Ignacio.Zamora_ a>
Was, DC USA - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 22:02:36 (CET)
Returning to my roots
Mike Myers <mike_ a>
Goldsboro, NC USA - Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 17:01:07 (CET)
A fntastic way to return to robust plattform
Jose Luis Ugarte <jugarte_ a>
Lima, Lima Peru - Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 21:01:41 (CET)
Just getting started. Fantastic!
Rodney Cooper <cooper_ a>
Fredericton, NB Canada - Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 00:30:27 (CET)
Enjoy developing COBOL and ASM applications and running MVS on my desktop.
Mario Fernandez <>
Dayton, New Jersey USA - Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 22:59:47 (CEST)
Having fun using a system I have not used for 25 year
Peter Allan <peterallan73_ a t>
Wantage, Oxfordshire United Kingdom - Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:45:24 (CEST)
love to work on MVS
sandhya <sandhyaragav_ a t>
hyderabad, andhra pradesh India - Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 13:16:45 (CEST)
no comment
Joab Rodrigues Bastos <joab.bastos_ a t>
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 21:45:49 (CEST)
no comment
Jorge Cercas <jms.cercas_ a t>
Lisbon, Portugal - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 13:01:01 (CEST)
A great resource for all the old timers. Thanks.
Marcus Cook <marcus_cook37_ a t>
- Monday, September 28, 2009 at 23:54:30 (CEST)
50 años del Main Frame y seguimos vivos los coboleros, magnifico proyecto, gracias
Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico - Friday, September 25, 2009 at 00:29:25 (CEST)
started on IBM 1130's in 1967, graduated to MVS, been working as a software author for about 30 years. congrats to everyone that helped put this system together! Live Long And Prosper T'POW
Yvette Hirth (T'POW) <yvette_ a t>
San Francisco, CA USHey - Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 20:44:33 (CEST)
I used to be a mainframe operator and thought it would be fun to play with an emulated one.
Ray Jewhurst <daventhalas1_ a t>
Roseville, MI USA - Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 17:56:30 (CEST)
I used to be a mainframe operator 'back in the day', and cut my teeth on MVS/ESA. Shame IBM won't let us play with ISPF/SDSF, or CICS, but still fun to play in a virtual mainframe environment.
Paul Irvine <pirvine_ a t>
Bedford, Bedfordshire UK - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 02:12:41 (CEST)
I just want to install z/VM and have some fun with it and zLINUX.
Victor Reyes <victor.reyes_ a t>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 20:32:15 (CEST)
I have a Volker Bandke mvs turnkey cd # 2 ,,but it does not bring up mainframe on my xp at all.
Earl Hickerson <ehickerson_ a t>
Frankfort, Kentucky United States - Friday, September 18, 2009 at 03:39:16 (CEST)
Just a retired MVS guy that would love to have my own MVS system.
Frank Marcusky <frank_ a t>
Lawrenceville, PA USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 09:06:03 (CEST)
An "old" Systems Programmer looking to run MVS on a desktop!
James Boyle <gnome.jb_ a t>
Belgooly, Cork Ireland - Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 19:01:45 (CEST)
Just want to learn more. Thanks!
Jose Floren <FlorenJM_ a t>
Hollywood, Florida USA - Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 22:38:09 (CEST)
I look forward to learning trying it out. Thanks for the chance
Daniel Coles <danielcoles_ a t>
Mainz, Germany - Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 18:31:30 (CEST)
(no relation to Thomas J) - nice to play with a serious system at home - thanks for your work, guys
John Watson <john.watson-gnosis_ a t>
Warrington, UK - Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 17:52:34 (CEST)
I am hoping to have fun with mvs sooooon.
Steven Sanders <bitsplash_ a t>
montgomery, al usa - Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 07:57:55 (CEST)
An "old" Systems Programmer looking to run MVS on a desktop!
James Boyle <gnome.jb_ a t>
Belgooly, Cork Ireland - Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 18:18:38 (CEST)
Actually I m new to this world of mainframe and truly speaking i don't know anything about it. I am curious about it, thats why i m here. So is it right for me to try MVS on Hercules? Please help me and guide me all you genius programmers out there.
piyush saxena <piyush.13.saxena_ a t>
moradabad, UP India - Sunday, September 06, 2009 at 08:38:02 (CEST)
This is a great system. I started my career as a 370 Assembler programmer. I've worked my way into into a C# position, but old loves die hard. It's great to install and run an mvs system. I always wanted to be a systems programmer, this gives me a chance to give it a shot. I love this OS. Too much fun for a a geek that likes EBCDIC.
Ben Tye <btye_ a t>
Eufaula, AL - Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 04:59:31 (CEST)
Wow, muchos kudos for putting so much effort in. -TT
Torvalds Turing <torvalds.turing_ a t>
Marietta, GA USA - Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 22:08:15 (CEST)
Nowadays in Brazil, there are a lot of people trying to run image processing software on mainframes. I somehow feel that this isn't the better platform to do that, but as I don't know almost anything about this world, I just can't say that outloud. Thanks to you guys I can research and investigate those things without owning an expensive system. Awesome work. Very much apreciated.
Alan Baldo <alan.baldo_ a t>
São Paulo, SP Brazil - Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 04:22:58 (CEST)
Nice to have a system to play with
Scott Brown <scotbro_ a t>
Omaha, NE USA - Friday, August 14, 2009 at 23:06:59 (CEST)
Thanks for the great work.
Toronto, Canada - Thursday, August 06, 2009 at 17:51:17 (CEST)
Hi Volker, I just installed your Tur(n)key system. It's amazing to remember old times, I used to manage MVS systems here at ETH Zurich from 1988 till 2000, when we finally decomissioned the last mainframe. Thanks for your great work! Cheers, Juergen
Juergen Winkelmann <winkelmann_ a t>
Zug, Zug Switzerland - Tuesday, August 04, 2009 at 16:38:00 (CEST)
Thanks ... i'm very interested in checking this out.
sam siegel <sam_ a t>
portland, or usa - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 19:29:00 (CEST)
lisati <lisati.ubuntu_ a t>
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 06:51:33 (CEST)
Just checking things out.
Dan <nick50spar_ a t>
Silver Spring, MD USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 21:16:55 (CEST)
Thank you
Robert <Robertkac_ a t>
- Monday, July 27, 2009 at 21:06:19 (CEST)
I am an MVS sysprog and thought will use this software on my personal PC.
Pradeep Ramachandra <pradeep.ramachandra_ a t>
- Friday, July 17, 2009 at 06:10:41 (CEST)
Great system! As a z/OS SYSPROG, it is nice to have a system that I can truly play with, that nobody but me cares about. Thanks for all the hard work!
George Davis <wgdavis3_ a t>
Anderson, Indiana USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 07:42:50 (CEST)
Great work! Real good way to learn MVS, JCL and COBOL on a desktop/laptop.
Suraj <suraj.eyanni_ a t>
NC USA - Tuesday, July 07, 2009 at 22:16:08 (CEST)
Hi, thanks a lot for this nice work. It's now possible to take a look at parts of the system i know nothing about. Compared to other options I tried, it's pretty fast to IPL - thaks to your doc, too ! jdb
Jean-Daniel BLARD <jdblard_ a t>
Villefranche sur saône, France - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 13:04:11 (CEST)
Hello Volker, I have installed your MVS turnkey distribution under Mac OS X after a few modifications to the setup file and to the xstartvms script. Are you aware of the availability, somewhere, of APL\360 or any of the APL interpreters written to run on the 360 or 370 that could be installed or packed in your CD-ROM distribution? Best regards, Pedro
Pedro Almeida <pmrdealmeida_ a t>
Bellinzona, Switzerland - Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 21:59:33 (CEST)
Thanks very much... Looking forward to experimenting and developing on this very interesting my leasure ...
RON NAVARRO <rnav20022002_ a t>
OTTAWA, ONTARIO CANADA - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 05:02:32 (CEST)
Very usefull for training newcomers on Cobol in MVS environment. Many thanks
Andre TISSOT <andre.tissot_ a t>
LYON, France - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 18:03:04 (CEST)
This is an awesome project. Been using Turnkey v3 for years to play with my favorite OS. Kudos to the people who have given their free time, day in and day out, to keep this available for the rest of us. Cheers,,,Steve
Steve Conway <steve_ a t>
Herndon, VA USA - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 17:50:13 (CEST)
Longtime hercules user
Jeff Quade <oldmainframegeek_ a t>
Richmond, Virginia USA - Monday, June 01, 2009 at 14:50:52 (CEST)
What an impressive "toy", a personal mainframe, thanks a lot!
Manuel J. Escobar <m.escobar_ a t>
Rome, RM Italy - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 11:33:55 (CEST)
This is really great and I'm looking forward to getting into it.
Bob Jemian <Bob_Jemian_ a t>
Trussville, AL USA - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 04:59:40 (CEST)
A mainframe programmer now with his own mainframe: isn't it a dream ?
Alberto Cennini <cennini_ a t>
Montevarchi, Italy - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 09:08:42 (CEST)
Systeme well worth a try!
Xavier <xavierpouyet_ a t>
Paris, France - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 00:31:35 (CEST)
Just installed Hurcules and MVS 3.8j on a Thinkpad 600X running Ubuntu. Takes me back to the future.
Peter Grace <pcg_ a t>
Simi Valley, CA USA - Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 22:28:48 (CEST)
Pick a peck of picled peppers did I. Just looking to set up a zOS like system at home.
Franklin Mynt <FMynt_ a t>
Monmouth, OR USA - Monday, April 13, 2009 at 02:13:00 (CEST)
Running Hercules on a 16 core system. Flirting with 1000MIPS. And we're not finished...
Tom Lehmann <tom.lehmann_ a t>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 22:54:49 (CEST)
Retired "dinasour" feeder - over 20 years MVS+ systems programming experience. Now have "time to play!"
Robert Willis <robert_a_willis_ a t>
Stevens Point, WI USA - Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 18:05:23 (CEST)
Application Pgmr: DOS/360, OS/360, Sys Prog: MVS/SP 1.3.1 thru z/OS, now also doing z/VM V5 and Linux. I should retire !!!
Eric Manges <ericjaxfla_ a t>
Jacksonville, Florida USA - Friday, April 03, 2009 at 23:53:23 (CEST)
Just found out about Hercules - it will be fun to use MVS again.
Mark Spitz <justmail505_ a t>
San Jose, CA USA - Friday, March 27, 2009 at 05:55:05 (CET)
Me encanta tu página, es realmente excelente. Hace tiempo que buscaba algo así. Aunque soy nuevo en este asunto de los main frames, espero poder aprender mucho en este sitio web. Muchas gracias por todo.
celes <lancasterc2000_ a t>
Gran Buenos Aires Norte, BSAS Argentina - Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 13:12:50 (CET)
J'ai essayé, j'ai adopté. Simplement merveilleux
Claude Gobeaux <cl_gobeaux_ a t>
sousse, Sousse Tunisia - Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 19:14:14 (CET)
Details mean everything.
Larry <lpaschen1_ a t>
- Monday, March 23, 2009 at 22:59:36 (CET)
Great site!
R Spurton <>
- Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 20:42:53 (CET)
Nice Site!
Montel <>
new york, new york usa - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 21:52:46 (CET)
Takes me back to the 70's and a 370/145.....
Robin Brooks <robin_brooks at>
gerrards cross, bucks United Kingdom - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 19:32:28 (CET)
I am a recently retired Z/OS systems programmer with history dating back to MFT rel 14.
Chuck Clay <chuuckcly(at)>
Alameda, Calif USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 05:57:00 (CET)
Nice site
Terry L. Smith <>
Denver, Colorado USA - Friday, March 13, 2009 at 03:24:33 (CET)
i am totally new tothis mainframe arena... but still interested to learn it.. lets see how it is useful.
balaji chandrasekaran <>
kangayam, tamilnadu india - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 15:23:19 (CET)
Very impressive work. Thank you for re-creating our past like this!
Peter Thingsted <>
Copenhagen, - Denmark - Monday, March 09, 2009 at 10:21:35 (CET)
Greate Work!
Ro bert Hamlett <>
Glen Allen, VA USA - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 17:09:34 (CET)
Nice site
Merlevede <>
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 01:35:18 (CET)
I really don't know what the heck MVS is all about but I'm gonna use this to learn! Cheers dude!
Jeremy Sharp <>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 22:42:12 (CET)
Glen <>
Seattle, - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 22:59:30 (CET)
Thank you very much for let me dream again with those good times MVS forever!!
Juan Lavieri <>
Caracas, Venezuela - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 03:37:39 (CET)
MVS is great!! Thanks!
Paul Nunnink <>
Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 19:36:17 (CET)
Please help me in installing mainframes simulator in my PC at my home, also I do not have interneet connection.
mvkumar66 <>
- Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 14:49:08 (CET)
I've always wanted my very own pet dinosaur.
Allan Sontra <>
Centreville, Virginia USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 03:37:52 (CET)
I need a platform to learn and do some testing as we are now supporting some IBM Mainframe migration tools.
larry watt <>
St. Laurent, Quebec Canada - Friday, January 30, 2009 at 20:13:24 (CET)
I've been involve with MVS in one capacity or another since 1977. My own 303x on my desktop! Wow! Thanx, Dennis
Dennis Gerrity <ytirregad_ a t>
Columbia Station, Ohio USA - Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 23:47:29 (CET)
I yust want to play with the mainframe in my spare time.
K.-H. Keller <keller.karlheinz_ a t>
Germany - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:48:53 (CET)
Thanks for putting this operating environment together so that a Gen Y-er like me can run MVS on his netbook! Excellent work!
Adrian <adriatic.c (__) gmail d-t com>
Alameda, CA US - Monday, January 26, 2009 at 06:04:33 (CET)
Now I get to see the other side of the fence, how the mainframers see the network. Thank you for the wonderful work!
Jeff Sumner <jdos2_ a t>
Cleveland, Ohio USA - Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 16:40:29 (CET)
May cloud computing grow up,mainframe get bigger and Turnkey turn to production environment.
Steve Xu <stevexu01_ a t>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Monday, January 19, 2009 at 20:08:55 (CET)
Very nice!
jgmelo <jgmelo_ a t>
Brasil - Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 00:14:21 (CET)
Hi, I would like to use the MVS COBOL compiler. Regards,
Michel Dube <michel.dube_ a t>
Quebec, Quebec Canada - Monday, January 12, 2009 at 21:54:57 (CET)
Hello World
A <issacjones22_ a t>
- Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 04:33:07 (CET)
Just happy to be here.....
Alex Friis <alexfriis_at_gmail_dot_com>
Esbjerg, RSD Denmark - Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 19:33:45 (CET)
This is one of the best stuff I've ever found on internet. I'm surfing it since the early 90s. Thanks
Armando Carvalho
Lisbon, Portugal - Saturday, January 03, 2009 at 20:26:04 (CET)
Thanks for the system
William Boyer <wboyeryork_at_comcast_dot_com>
Red Lion, PA PA - Monday, December 29, 2008 at 03:17:17 (CET)
Good! Great for learn and teach.
Fabrizzio Alphonsus <fsoaresbr_ a t>
Goiania, GO Brazil - Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 02:05:09 (CET)
Thank you for making this (and the documentation) available for the uninitiated!!! Regards, Jackey
Jackey Wall <jackeywall_ a t>
Corinth, MS USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 02:16:12 (CET)
Entering my second or third childhood so I would like to go back to my youth when things seem to be so much easier.
David Heilman <david_heilman_ a t>
Burton, Oh USA - Friday, December 19, 2008 at 15:22:25 (CET)
Germain B <info_ a t>
Lyon, FRANCE - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 16:34:53 (CET)
Nice work on everything!!!
Tim Benton
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 00:14:57 (CET)
Thank you very much for this operating environment. I can do some work at home without using SSH connection.
Peter <pvtoth_ a t>
Budapest, Hungary - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 16:41:40 (CET)
WOW! Now I have MVS on my eeePC!
- Friday, December 05, 2008 at 18:18:03 (CET)
Thanks for letting me try this.
Gilbert L. Tilden <ltilden_ a t>
Palmer, Texas United States - Saturday, November 08, 2008 at 18:17:37 (CET)
Thank you vey much, I am a fresh entrant to this field. I can run Mainframe OS on my computer!!!!!
Balaram Das Mahant <balaramdasmahant_ a t>
Rajahmundry, AndhraPradesh India - Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 11:53:43 (CET)
ooh a mainframe *I* get to mess with! Thanks!
Ron <hudson.ra_ a t>
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 at 00:49:03 (CET)
Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift.
Edmilson de Oliveira <eaomvs_ a t>
Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil - Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 16:00:46 (CET)
Hello: It's a small wonder what we are finding in the network thanks to people who are not locked in their selfishness. It is a great help to all those who want to retake the experiences of the mainframe.
RICARDO REYNAGA A. <richard.ka57_ a t>
MEXICO, DF MEXICO - Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 23:16:11 (CET)
GUSTAVO MORENO <gustaviani_ a t>
mexico, df mexico - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 23:22:21 (CET)
The most powerfull tool for mainframe without mainframe. Thanks
José Antonio Aguilar B. <jaaguilarb_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Ciudad de México, D.F. México - Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 19:06:39 (CEST)
Very Interesting project
Brendan Smith <brendan.smith1_a t_hushmail_d o t_com>
- Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 13:15:46 (CEST)
Revivendo os tempos do mainframe...
Ruy Ganeff Ribeiro <ruyganeff_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil - Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 22:05:15 (CEST)
Just for old times sake
Peter Thingsted <pthingsted_a t_mail_d o t_ org>
Copenhagen, Denmark - Friday, September 26, 2008 at 22:25:03 (CEST)
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 22:09:09 (CEST)
Just starting with Hercules uner Linux (Ubuntu). Have been a MVS/XA/ESA/ZOS sysprog for many years. Thanks for keeping up this site.
Lee Hayden <haydenl_a>
Jacksonville, Florida USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 15:58:58 (CEST)
I want to practice more COBOL. This looks like a really cool solution, I want to learn more about mainframes as well.
Matt Richards <mrichards_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 05:01:43 (CEST)
Arthur Oliveira <arthurbsi_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Curitiba, PR Brazil - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 01:22:54 (CEST)
Thanks! I know I'll learn a lot about mainframes using this package.
Allen <awright_a t_dcreng_d o t_com>
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 14:46:27 (CEST)
I could not wait for Tur(n)key #4. So I have added GCC and PASCAL. It's great for teaching and explaining mainframe technology. Thank you! I hope that I will be able to contribute soon in one or another way, even if would be doing some programming or documenting. I enrolled to the Yahoo Turnkey group where I already saw something very interesting. Have a look at the monthly message statistics! After periods of very low response it has grown considerably! I find that mainframers are (eventually)) not dinos at all. Mainframes will have their comeback ... or not ???
Markus Loew <markus_loew_a t_email_d o t_com>
Mulhouse, Haut Rhin France - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 11:42:50 (CEST)
?im interestin to MVS...
Efrem Baraldo <efrem.baraldo_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Fossò, Venezia Italy - Monday, August 04, 2008 at 10:28:51 (CEST)
Jim <marshall388_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
X, XX USA - Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 07:34:02 (CEST)
Great Site! Thanks
Paul Maust <pmaust_a t_excie_d o t_com>
Wrightwood, California USA - Friday, August 01, 2008 at 22:55:14 (CEST)
I am very pleased to have found this product accidentally while searching for a S/370 POPS manual in PDF format. It brings back lots of memories. I have been retired for over 8 years, so I might have some problems remembering some things.
Dale Erwin <dale at casaerwin dot org>
Lurigancho, Lima Peru - Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 16:53:28 (CEST)
Great stuff. Previously running hercules on XP I am now back to install hercules on fedora.
Lars <tcat_a t_ofir_d o t_ org>
Lyngby, Denmark - Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 11:09:06 (CEST)
not in list
- Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 11:31:07 (CEST)
Could you please tell me where i can get help with this. I am getting an error message when i try to ipl thanks
roger tunnicliffe <roger_a t_pennyflicks_d o>
melbourne, victoria australia - Sunday, July 06, 2008 at 07:09:55 (CEST)
Great Work
Stan Singer <stherc_a t_sesinger_d o t_com>
- Friday, July 04, 2008 at 05:35:10 (CEST)
Athanasios Atlas <aatlas_a>
Athens, Greece - Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 13:32:22 (CEST)
Steve <none>
- Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 21:28:48 (CEST)
Thomas Kestler <put name and domain together ;-)>
Zirndorf, Germany - Friday, June 27, 2008 at 16:06:21 (CEST)
Nice site
W Phishhead <wphishhead_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Florida, - Friday, June 27, 2008 at 06:10:45 (CEST)
Thanks !
Marco Cavalotto <marco.cavalotto_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Milano, Italia - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 18:15:21 (CEST)
Haven't tried i out yet but I am very excited. Thanks for your efforts. This seems to e like a wonderful cause :] peace
Atlanta, Georgia USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12:49:07 (CEST)
Shawn Goodin <shawng_a t_carolina.rr_d o t_com>
Harrisburg, NC USA - Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 03:30:30 (CEST)
Thanks for the great educational tool!
Jerry Altzman <jbaltz+mvs_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
USA - Friday, June 20, 2008 at 21:52:49 (CEST)
Great solution for Developers education
Carlos A. Yannuzzi <Carlos.Yannuzzi_a t_neoris_d o t_com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 20:40:47 (CEST)
I have no words to describe your dedication towards this project.Amazing keep the good work going!!
Amrith <amrith100_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Saturday, June 07, 2008 at 23:52:48 (CEST)
I'm speechless. Really. I cannot come up with the words to describe the work you've done. I mean, really!!! A few keystrokes and I had MVS and was at home with VTAM and JES... What can I say, now? --- A HEARTY THANK YOU --- (More later perhaps. After I catch my breath!!!) Regards,
Fareed Asad-Harooni <faharoon357_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Chicago, Illinois USA - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 02:16:36 (CEST)
A very interesting idea!!, I will test it
Carlos A. Yannuzzi <Carlos.Yannuzzi_a t_neoris_d o t_com>
´Buenos Aires, CABA Argentina - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:59:48 (CEST)
Great site! keep it up
Heine Rabi <Hrabi_a t_songwriter_d o t_net>
- Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 23:23:48 (CEST)
Good stuff
Pep <tekno68_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Lund, Sweden - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 07:38:59 (CEST)
Thanks so much for providing this system! I am a unix SA at a company that has a mainframe background, and this product should give me a chance to learn a little bit more about their world - I've got mvs 3.8j up and running, have a tso session going, and look forward to being able to learn and play in this environment. Also, much thanks to the guestbook poster who commented about http://www.snee_d o t_com/bob/opsys/part6mvs.pdf
John Frear
Kansas City, KS - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 21:33:20 (CEST)
Wonderful! Thank you for your amazing dedication to such a worthwhile project.
Stephen Reid <StephenPReid_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, May 12, 2008 at 07:09:22 (CEST)
Great site guys!!
Max Payne < t_gmail_d o t_com>
TX USA - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 21:42:17 (CEST)
- Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 12:52:06 (CEST)
trabaje con todos los sistemas IBM desde 370 hasta 390 con DOS VSE VM OS y sus restetivso /ESA y Z/ me interesa el HERCULES
Juan Montenegro
- Friday, May 02, 2008 at 00:45:32 (CEST)
I worked with DOS/VSE, VM/370 and MVS back in the 80's. I work with UNIX now and haven't touched a mainframe in years. This site is a treasure trove of memories for me.
Douglas Ralph <fastyzfr1_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 20:36:00 (CEST)
Been playing with Herc and MVT for 18 months or so. Time to move up a level!! Thanks, this is going to be a good starting point.
Peter Joseph <peterjoseph100_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
Newport, UK - Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 23:11:42 (CEST)
I've programmed IBM mainframes for about 10 years, before that 8 or 9 years on Honeywells. Been out of the game for about 5 years, and need to refresh my memory before I go looking for a new programming job.
Neil Zampella <neilz_a t_techie_d o t_com>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 04:44:40 (CEST)
I used the DOS operating systems 'back in the day', I have played a little with VM under Hercules. I thought I would take a look at MVS also.
Kenneth Chadman <ken.chadman_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
COOPERSTOWN, PA USA - Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 03:42:10 (CEST)
A former CDC user looking at IBM!
Andreas Holz <asholz_a>
- Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 15:08:47 (CEST)
I am interested in installing and using the Tur(n)key. I am a newcomer to Hercules.
Willie Sobritchea <wsobrit_a t_attglobal_d o t_net>
Quezon City, Philippines - Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 09:54:29 (CEST)
Glad I discovered your website.
Abhijit Choudhury <abhijit.choudhury_a t_wipro_d o t_com>
Bangalore, Karnataka India - Friday, April 04, 2008 at 00:37:54 (CEST)
This is so cool. Thanks!
Fredrik Nyman <fredrik.nyman_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Great Falls, VA USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 22:55:01 (CEST)
O i'm getting old :-) this is what's IT all about...... Do you know if somebody also have a VSE emulation program?
Henk <hilgeh_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Den Haag, Netherlands - Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 12:30:00 (CEST)
This site is food for thought. Thank you!
Margitta <gourmet_a>
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Germany - Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 03:10:27 (CEST)
Nice find on the web - thanks
William Thebard < willthebard_a>
USA - Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 03:29:50 (CET)
Tutti Benne
- Monday, March 24, 2008 at 21:39:45 (CET)
Good stuff! Keep at it!
Lena <vk_a>
Hamburg, Hamburg Germany - Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 17:21:06 (CET)
Great work... I've got a mainframe on my laptop :)
Michael Hodges <michael_a>
Hobart, Tasmania Australia - Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 06:12:53 (CET)
Great work! I'm just a young guy (too young to have ever seen a real 370 in the flesh) who finds it fascinating to see how the world beyond Unix, VMS, and Windows works.
Chris Barts <com_a t_gmail.chbarts>
Havre, MT America - Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 10:33:03 (CET)
I have been working with mvs more than 25 years ago. It is more than 10 I have not worked on mainframes, but I am back giving support to system that runs on them. You can trust on them.
Franco Urbano <franco.urbano_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
London, United Kingdom - Sunday, March 02, 2008 at 22:41:15 (CET)
Oh I just love this site. Hugs!
Jörgen Engström <fat64_a>
Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden - Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 17:19:00 (CET)
Cool site. Thanks a lot.
Big Ron <rcclay99_a>
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 16:50:16 (CET)
thanks all of you, the men who improve their skills and let us to have an excellent OS, I'm in my 7th month of working in mainframe's environment, and I can say, there's nothing like the hercules emulator....I want to enter more in this topic..
Carlos Sanchis <zeezeve_a t_yahoo_d o>
Mexico, Mexico - Monday, February 18, 2008 at 23:40:35 (CET)
Fun system.
Buddy Bell <>
- Monday, February 18, 2008 at 11:42:23 (CET)
Good one
Vijay <kvijaysh_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, February 15, 2008 at 20:15:40 (CET)
Still so much to learn - getting there, though - not at least thanks to you guys :-) Love, David
David <advocate_a t_royaltyofman_d o t_com>
USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 04:40:59 (CET)
don't email me
xenope <le-xenope-albinos_a>
Paris, France - Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 14:31:17 (CET)
Old MVS developer, former AMDAHL Macrocode programmer (5890, mostly 5990/5995A). Former ACS/WYLBUR developer. Here to have some fun and see if I can get a laptop to dust a 4381... ;-)
Steve Thompson <stevet at copper . net>
Irving, TX Republic of Texas - Monday, February 11, 2008 at 01:11:41 (CET)
I am a Mainframe learner and hope this software provides a good beginning
Paul Deepak Edward <paul.deepak.edward_a t_citi_d o t_com>
Singapore, Singapore Singapore - Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 07:40:40 (CET)
This is pretty amazing, seeing the MVS 3.8 system like this. Thanks to the developers and maintainers of the system!
Michael McGaw <mmcgaw_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Euless, TX USA - Friday, February 08, 2008 at 20:55:25 (CET)
Very cool site. Keep up the great work!
Sophie <wfv_a>
Hamburg, Hamburg Deutschland - Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 21:01:20 (CET)
Wow - Thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put into this project! I grew up on MVS, I'm the original co-author of Top Secret Security for MVS in 1981, which allowed me to retire when I was 30. Now I write software for the fun of it.
Wally Mclaughlin <wally_a t_cisterncay_d o t_com>
Freeport, Bahamas - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 20:28:55 (CET)
Just got into this MVS world... Great stuff, but VERY complicated when coming from Linux or Windows ;-) Found a nice Primer on this: http://www.snee_d o t_com/bob/opsys.html Perhaps it helps other people to understand better.
Holger Pandel
Germany - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 15:18:59 (CET)
Hi, I like to try MVS 3.8
John den Os <j.den.os_a>
- Friday, January 25, 2008 at 00:57:39 (CET)
I am a businessman from the USA and would love to pay my compliments to you for this wonderful website.
Nigel Hammertime <n.hammertime_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:31:00 (CET)
I started my career in computers in 1969 on an IBM 360/30 with 32KB that was still emulating an IBM 1440! I moved from trainee operator to senior operator/shift leader, COBOL maintenance programmer, programmer/analyst, system programmer. I was responsible (single-handedly!) for migrating from DOS->DOS/POWER->OS/MFT with HASP and finally OS/VS1 with JES1 on a 370/145 with 512KB of memory! In 1978, with nowhere else to progress to in my place of work, I switched from IBM to ICL. This job lasted till the end of 1984 when I started my own company focusing on OpenVME support. In 1996, with the threat of my becoming a "dinosaur" looming, I looked at the options for myself. It was very clear to me that I would have to retrain my self in the new [emerging] technologies if I wanted to remain competitive. I realised then that, whatever technology was available at the time, there was no way that I would be able to run my installation as I did on the mainframe. So I started designing and writing a mainframe ENVIRONMENT ON A PC - [the equivalents of] JCL, TSO, BATCH, SPOOLER, CONSOLE, etc. Today EBE Computing can run any OpenVME mainframe workload VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED on a Linux, Aix or Windows machine. The throughput on the migrated environment is phenomenal! In a nutshell EBE Computing provide a Windows application, OpenSCL, to run a mainframe environment, modeled on OpenVME, on a modern-day server running Windows, Linux or AIX. OpenSCL runs on, from a laptop up to very advanced servers, with equal ease - and it can make use of the processors of other machines accessible to it on a network. I will be more than happy to discuss what we did with anybody who will listen ...
Ebrahim (Ebe) Kariel <ekariel_a t_ebecomputing_d o t_com>
PHILIPPI, Western Cape South Africa - Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 14:15:55 (CET)
I would like to try this out, hopefully re-learn my CoBOL on a mainframe-like environment...
J. Maroc <jianxz_a t_operamail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 04:25:03 (CET)
I started working on mainframes recently and i wanted a personalised practice pltaform so i tried hercules
bindu <bindu31_v_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 11:29:41 (CET)
Thanks for making mainframe-on-a-pc a reality!
Doyle Banks <doyle.banks_a t_mainline_d o t_com>
Porter, IN USA - Monday, January 07, 2008 at 17:45:50 (CET)
I want a be part of this great effort
Raúl López García <rlopezg_a t_redcibercom_d o>
Cd. México, D.F. México - Monday, December 31, 2007 at 07:00:09 (CET)
Just laid off and want to keep busy
Laid-off-SysProg <yahoo_a t_nowhere_d o t_com>
anywhere, md usa - Friday, December 28, 2007 at 07:45:51 (CET)
I hope to make this work. Had experience with Mainframe back in the Y2K days...
Naz C. <blackheartnaz_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Quezon City, Philippines - Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 06:29:58 (CET)
This is really amazing. Really good to develop your mainframe skills.
- Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 16:09:45 (CET)
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Hawaii, Hawaii - Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 10:18:28 (CET)
I always like learning about new systems or old ones for that matter.
Ray Jewhurst <daventhalas1_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Roseville, MI USA - Saturday, December 08, 2007 at 03:16:15 (CET)
Oh, this is so cool !!!
Michael Settle <Mike_Settle_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 02:17:41 (CET)
Alexander Brash <brash_a>
- Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 19:08:02 (CET)
Nice site. I want to learn more about former OS-es.
Aristotel <neamtu_a>
RO - Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 08:00:08 (CET)
Trying to figure out how it looks to fire up MVS in a PC environment.
Armando Freytes <afreytes_a t_evertecinc_d o t_com>
San Juan, PR Puerto Rico - Monday, November 26, 2007 at 23:13:56 (CET)
just checking it out
AndyGolden <Andy2144.msn_d o t_com>
Glendale, AZ USe - Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 18:15:48 (CET)
Hello, I am new to historical computer simulations and emulators, but I am pleased that there are people trying to revive these systems! Currently, I have a Hewlett-Packard HP-2000E Time-Shared BASIC emulator running on an old Dell Precision 410 under Windows 2000 Advanced Server and I am impressed with its authenticity and stability. Since it has Ethernet support, with WinCap 4.0.2 I can connect a "remote" terminal to it by opening telnet on another machine on the LAN by using the "OPEN" command with the hostname and port arguments. Running this simulation brings me back to my high school days. Twenty five years ago I had a job as a computer operator on a IBM System 370/125 DOS/VS POWER/VS Release 34 system. God, how much I would like to run a similation of this system! For now, I will start out tinkering with this MVS 3.8J you have and see if I can implement it on one of my PCs (they all run Windows 2000, either Professional or Advanced Server). I really hope to hear from someone from this group as I will most likely need advice and help with this and locating a DOS/VS image to run with Hercules 3.0.5. I am grateful that a group of IBM-saavy enthusiasts exists and hope to hear from you very soon! :)
Robert S. Duncan <robert_duncan_a t_att_d o t_net>
St. Louis, MO United States - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 21:50:02 (CET)
tried it on debian etch, then on XP, now back to linux I've had a lot of fun. Thanks !
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France - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 14:41:44 (CET)
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Chernigov, UA Ukraine - Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 11:06:46 (CET)
Had a bit of trouble trying to install an old copy of the CD, will be downloading a new copy soon and am looking forward to installing MVS. I never had any exposure to OS in school and MVS hadn't been developed yet. My only exposure to VM was at Credit Systems in '79. It's been a real struggle but I'm trying to relearn assembler and hope to develope some non-trival programs later on, using Music and 390sim. Thanks for all the work that's gone into the MVS Turnkey!
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St. Louis, Missouri USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 21:43:27 (CET)
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My first job was in a IBM Endicott computer center in 1977-1978 as a high school intern and then college summer temp. Interesting form of nostaglia having MVS on my Linux 64-bit box!
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Pittsford, NY USA - Friday, November 02, 2007 at 15:28:05 (CET)
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Dallas, - Friday, November 02, 2007 at 11:37:14 (CET)
Thansks for the effort to keep this OS available for all.
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Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina - Thursday, November 01, 2007 at 02:58:32 (CET)
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- Thursday, November 01, 2007 at 01:25:05 (CET)
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Chernigov, UA Ukraine - Monday, October 29, 2007 at 21:49:49 (CET)
I was trained in College with a System 370 (called Kermit). Always wanted to have a mainframe at home.... Thanks.
Michael Street <colonsmoke_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
El Cajon, CA 92020 - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 06:56:53 (CEST)
Hercules and MVS 3.8 is a milestone that for the first time in history allows we mainframe developers to write code and own the code that we write. Thank you so much for that. As to CICS, RACF and DB2? Well, I guess we'll just have to write the code ourselves. I volunteer to write SDSF. Give me a few months and you can add my code to this wonderful starter system.
Richard Harper <mrharper_a t_EmailHosting_d o t_com>
Lynn, MA USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 23:03:55 (CEST)
I'm an Application Programmer on z/OS since 1998, to get food for me and my family, but my True, Secret, Love is Sytem Programming :-). Hercules and Tur(n)key are my possibility. Thanks a lot to all!
Oscar Grassi <oscargrassi_a t_netscape_d o t_net>
Novara, Italy - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 10:31:13 (CEST)
Blob's law: The faster and the cheaper the hardware, the slower and bulkier the code. I remember how fast the FLIST facility was for CMS compared to Windows painfully slow ability to search for files and to display the contents of a folder. Won't the need for energy conservation rekindle an interest in efficiently sharing a blazingly fast mainframe? I would think the time saved from individuals having to continually re-install Windows would dramatically improve the world economic productivity:--) I am a VM fan, but I am going to try the MVS Tur(n)key system because the VM systems seems to leave a BM on my computer.
Able Ape <postmaster_a>
Watsonville, CA USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 21:54:39 (CEST)
Testing Hercules
Alvaro Ventura <alvaro.ventura_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Mexico, DF Mexico - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 18:35:16 (CEST)
I have had about 15 years of exposure to IBM mainframes since 1979, with OS ranging from DOS/VS, DOS/VSE till MVS/XA and with such titles as systems programmer and cobol programmer and using pertinent languages (assembler for one). With Hercules, I hope to see what really systems programming is.
Virgilio P. Olandria <virgilioland_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Minglanilla, Cebu Philippines - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 22:59:56 (CEST)
I have had about 15 years of exposure to IBM mainframes since 1979, with OS ranging from DOS/VS, DOS/VSE till MVS/XA and with such titles as systems programmer and cobol programmer and usingp ertinent languages (assembler for one). With Hercules, I hope to see what really systems programming is.
Virgilio P. Olandria <virgilioland_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Minglanilla, Cebu Philippines - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 22:59:23 (CEST)
I had more than 12 years of exposure to IBM mainframes since 1979, starting with DOS/VS and ending with MVS/XA and with such titles as systems programmer and cobol programmer. With Hercules, I hope to see what really systems programmer is.
Virgilio P. Olandria <virgilioland_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Minglanilla, Cebu Pilippines - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 22:41:36 (CEST)
Twenty years with IBM mainframes creates addiction :-)
Sergio Pedraja <spedrajaxkq at onoqkx dot comkxq>
Spain - Friday, October 05, 2007 at 14:40:54 (CEST)
Returning to the OS womb.
Tom Langley <empathic.journey_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 - Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 20:17:39 (CEST)
Well, it's okay I guess.
Waylon Smithers <waylonsmithers_a t_gawab_d o t_com>
- Monday, September 24, 2007 at 20:39:47 (CEST)
Du Courage!!
Ousmane Diankha <ousmane_a t_hotmail_d o t_co_d o t_jp>
Tokyo, Japan - Monday, September 24, 2007 at 17:21:50 (CEST)
I was a DOS/VS sysprog back in the '70s and I am looking forward to re-aquainting myself with the Rel 34 supervisor once again.
Lloyd Grounds <lloyd-g_a t_bigpond_d o>
Umina Beach, NSW Australia - Monday, September 24, 2007 at 09:04:44 (CEST)
Looking forward to get MVS running on a PC.
Roger Mihay <rogermihay_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Olympia, WA USA - Friday, September 21, 2007 at 03:23:36 (CEST)
Any chance we can have this page reworked to scramble our email addresses? I'm getting loads of spam and this is the only place I've used the address! :-(
Andrew Murray <a_a t_a_d o t_com>
- Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 21:16:13 (CEST)
Please don't list my address as I am having spam hell! Same email address for 13 years
Alex Redston <alex_a t_redston_d o t_com>
Fakenham, Norfolk UK - Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 18:15:32 (CEST)
Troy Boutses <troy.boutses_a t_tpg_d o>
Melb, Vic Aus - Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 10:57:12 (CEST)
thank you so much....
Akshay Nakra <akshaynakra_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 17:37:11 (CEST)
long time mainframer. use windows at work, mac at home. Now - MVS at both places!
gil wildin <marinoni_a t_mac_d o t_com>
austin, tx United States - Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 16:34:57 (CEST)
Hope my brain survives this experience...
Carlos Pantelides <carlos_pantelides_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 14:52:53 (CEST)
Let's go back to the beginning, MVS!!!
JP Cassar <jcassar_a t_sbcglobal_d o t_net>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 11:39:46 (CEST)
I hope to have some fun with MVS 3.8! Thanks for doing this.
Robert Hamlett <Robert_Hamlett_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Glen Allen, VA USA - Sunday, August 05, 2007 at 01:32:15 (CEST)
Thanks for the effort.
Lewis Noogie <l_noogie_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Gadyukina, Russia - Saturday, August 04, 2007 at 12:08:41 (CEST)
Cool stuff
Serj <madserj11350-blaggers_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Monday, July 30, 2007 at 19:27:18 (CEST)
Great program. Thanks for all the hard works, guys!
Shelley Ronayne <floral1_a t_getgoin_d o t_net>
- Friday, July 27, 2007 at 13:44:43 (CEST)
Thanks for the T.REX :)
Raczynski Michel <nemolens_a>
Lens, France - Monday, July 23, 2007 at 23:43:55 (CEST)
It's time to sign the guestbook. I've just installed the MVS Tur(n)key System in Windows Vista. There were a few small bumps in the road, but I have to congratulate you on having written such a fine set of documenation, and provided a bug-free setup utility! The workarounds for Windows Vista are listed on my blog at http://flatrivercobol.blogspot_d o t_com/2007/07/turnkey-mvs-for-windows-and-linux.html.
Matthew J. Fisher <flatrivercobol_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 09:49:16 (CEST)
Can hardly wait for the ISO image download to be finished. Will be my very first MVS running at home. And thanks a lot for the great work in advance ((-: -Tobias
Tobias Frei <tmfrei_a t_gmx_d o t_net>
Zurich, ZH Switzerland - Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 18:15:20 (CEST)
Can hardly wait for Tur(n)key #4. How about releasing what you have now and then come out with 4.1? Would love to have some 2305 and 2311 DRUM devices genned, too.
Kenneth Tomiak <JackOfAllTrades_a>
Boise, Idaho USA - Saturday, July 07, 2007 at 07:34:39 (CEST)
I started out in the early 1960's working for IBM and have always loved the mainframe (super-server) environment. I look forward to recreating this on my current PC.
Elmer Corless <ecorless1_a t_charter_d o t_net>
St Louis, MO U.S.A. - Friday, July 06, 2007 at 17:14:22 (CEST)
thanks for all the hard work
Karthika Jayagopan <karthika009_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_in>
TYhiruvanathapuram, Kerala India - Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 06:39:01 (CEST)
I have absolutely no mainframe experience whatsoever, although some 15y ago I did a tiny bit of work on S/36 and AS/400. I'm hoping to get a mainframe running on my PC thanks to your code, so I thank-you in advance!
Liam Proven <lproven_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
London, England UK - Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 01:45:37 (CEST)
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BENIN CITY, EDO STATE NIGERIA - Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 09:07:20 (CEST)
Just got Tur(n)key MVS 3 up and running on Ubuntu Feisty AMD64 in just a few hours, using Ubuntu's Hercules 3.03.1-1 package. Thanks so much for all your hard work and excellent docs.
Michael Cook <mcook2_a t_mts_d o t_net>
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 08:36:50 (CEST)
great site thanks!!!
John Coffee <john.coffee2007_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Saturday, June 02, 2007 at 19:26:10 (CEST)
Looking to turn an idle PIII PC into a mainframe - how cool is that?!
Ken Hansen <n2vip_a t_verizon_d o t_net>
Pennington, New Jersey USA - Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 15:40:36 (CEST)
A lot of interesting information here.
jenny <jennytallcrabs_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 16:52:06 (CEST)
Thanks for sharing your expertise. I hadn't worked on MVS since 1994, so you saved me a lot of time relearning the sysgen procedures. The turnkey system just works. Good job.
Gary Phillips <tivoDOToveroATgmailDOTcom>
Marengo, IL USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 23:31:38 (CEST)
Just downloaded hercules, and will try and get an MVS system up shortly
Mark Mitchell <mitch.mitch_a t_xtra_d o t_co_d o t_nz>
Wellington, New Zealand - Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 00:29:04 (CEST)
I am still trying to understand MVS. It is good, but complicated.
Seymour <SeymourB_a t_SoftHome_d o t_net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 22:01:17 (CEST)
A blast from the past and a good look into the future This really ,akes working from home a realality
andy brauer <andy.brauer_a t_bcx_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Midrand, gauteng South Africa - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 13:38:09 (CEST)
Lot's of good info here. I am trying to expand my knowledge base
Charles Hunt <glove1976_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Denver, Co - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 04:54:46 (CEST)
michael friedland <mfriedland_a>
paris, france - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 13:32:03 (CEST)
I have been looking for ways to improve mt skillsets. Thanks
Carl <AugustaNat_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Boca Raton, FL USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 13:43:56 (CEST)
I will soon instally your system and give you my detailed comments. But already now: many thanks!
Klaus Freudenberg <klaus.freudenberg_a>
Köln, NRW Germany - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 23:12:24 (CEST)
useful stuff, thanks!
Petey <dr.p.sutcliffe_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
portmeirion, AK US - Friday, May 04, 2007 at 11:44:57 (CEST)
Thank you! What a wonderful capability. Really brings back memories and I don't have to get up at 2:00 AM on Sunday for standalone time! :)
Steve Morris <steven.morris_a t_earthlink_d o t_net>
Ravenna, OH USA - Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 16:00:27 (CEST)
Thank you for allowing me to improve my skill set. Now, if only I could obtain (legally, of course!) z/OS, ISPF, CICS and DB2...
NS <natskvi_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Rockville, MD USA - Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 00:55:33 (CEST)
I'm 73, retired IT engineer and onetime BAL programmer. Keep up the good work. It is impressive!
Bob Vandenbosch <vandenboschbob_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Rotterdam, ZH Netherlands - Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 10:06:07 (CEST)
Im ready for version 4!!!
MK <mkbanker_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 01:54:54 (CEST)
I am a new user and wanto to learn more about it.
Roseli Rezende Souza <Souza.Roseli_a t_gft_d o t_com>
Sorocaba, São Paulo Brasil - Monday, April 09, 2007 at 16:20:53 (CEST)
Extraordinary !!! i am using since 2005, for testing my MF applications (Cobol, CICS,DB2) i am looking for an Z/OS package for running with Hercules
ANTONINO BUENO <atbueno_a t_ig_d o>
Sao Paulo , SP BRASIL - Saturday, April 07, 2007 at 21:07:47 (CEST)
Interesting things to experiment with.
Marxen <marxenspencer_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
United Kindom - Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 14:43:05 (CEST)
I'm really excited about Hercules and the ability to run Mainframe OSes in a PC. Thanks for making this MVS 3.8 available.
Lisandro Olmedo <lolmedo_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Mission Viejo, California USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 at 04:37:51 (CEST)
I'm really excited about Hercules and the ability to run Mainframe OSes in a PC. Thanks for making this MVS 3.8 available.
Lisandro Olmedo <lolmedo_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Mission Viejo, California USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 at 04:36:35 (CEST)
I love it, when can we see version (4). If I send you the $15 dollars will you send me an updated 3.x.pre-4.0 ??
Stephen Bovy <sg.bovy_a t_ca.rr_d o t_com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 23:08:58 (CEST)
Having fun with this on my Power Book finally got the script to behave :-)
Nigel Daniels <nigel.daniels_a t_talktalk_d o t_net>
Winchester, Hampshire UK - Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 15:49:14 (CEST)
great site. very imformative. our best regards.
Giamcomo Savoy <giacomo_savoy76_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 22:42:01 (CEST)
Tiziano Cazzuti <cazzuti_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
sassari, italy - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 21:37:58 (CEST)
Really informative site. Thanks so much for the hard work. Stan (stanbaitman_a t_hotmail_d o t_co_d o t_uk)
Stan Baitman <stanbaitman_a t_hotmail_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Birmingham, West Midlands England - Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 09:36:24 (CEST)
Really nice site - Keep it up!!
Bob Johnson <mr.bobjohnsonuk006_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
London, UK - Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 15:37:30 (CET)
I can not install MVS3.8j /Hercules on my Pentium II MMX - 266 MHz system. What is wrong?
Dileep Kumar K <dileep_kumar_k_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Kottayam, Kerala INDIA - Monday, March 19, 2007 at 19:08:34 (CET)
Another emaulator to add to my list!! Now, to dig up all my card decks and get them into the thing.....
Milton Baar <mbaar at nospam dot ics dot mq dot dot au>
Sydney, Australia - Monday, March 19, 2007 at 11:18:45 (CET)
Perfect for my course
rafa <yzacarias_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 20:03:11 (CET)
I want to try this out
Mark Neft <mark.neft_a t_accenture_d o t_com>
N. Caldwell , NJ USA - Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 03:55:23 (CET)
I want to try this out
Mark Neft <mark.neft_a t_accenture_d o t_com>
N. Caldwell , NJ USA - Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 03:54:58 (CET)
Great Site
Harold <harpotter_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
London, UK - Friday, March 16, 2007 at 21:59:57 (CET)
Very nice and informative site!
Florence Hightower-Carpenter <florence.hightower_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 16:52:12 (CET)
Alreadty playing with Hercules, roll on MVS!
Andrew Murray <mvs_a t_andrewmurray.cjb_d o t_net>
United Kingdom - Monday, March 12, 2007 at 23:15:28 (CET)
Jose <jose.gnu_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 10:38:42 (CET)
This site is remembering of the good old days... keep on the good work! Best regards, phil
Phil Spantoffel <phil.spantoffel_a>
Augsburg, Deutschland - Monday, March 05, 2007 at 15:05:08 (CET)
It brings back many memories.
James Masterson <jamesbat at aol dot com>
Bothell (Seattle), WA USA - Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 06:20:25 (CET)
nice site, might be able to use this with my business
Randy Orton <legendkiller_a t_flyindyair_d o t_com>
St Louis, MO USA - Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 07:46:39 (CET)
A very interesting site
Harry <dr.harry.scrote_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Dusty Rock, WA Australia - Monday, February 26, 2007 at 05:30:59 (CET)
Nice site
Ivan <i.smallcock_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, February 23, 2007 at 13:17:02 (CET)
Great Website
Kim Rogers <kimrogers09_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Friday, February 23, 2007 at 06:14:57 (CET)
Picked up body of MVS Assembler to maintain... help!!!
Phil Payne <ph_payne_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Monday, February 19, 2007 at 19:21:37 (CET)
I was led here by the Simula360 website. So, I'm just looking around. Thank you for your work.
Eric Stechmann <simula67_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Shoreview, MN United States - Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 04:08:08 (CET)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to increase my skill set.
Thomas Loomis <thomas.m.loomis_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 02:49:10 (CET)
Thank you for making all this inforamtion and systems work available. It is a dream to get S370 and hopefully OS/390 and ZOS up on a home system that I can actually do mainframe type work on. I didn't think it was realizable. William Link levan
William Link Levan <WilliamLink_a t_charter_d o t_net>
Pleasant Grove, Alabama USA - Friday, February 16, 2007 at 22:40:05 (CET)
Nice site. Well done.
Eric Tsamba <eric_tsamba_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Chicago, Illinois USA - Monday, February 12, 2007 at 20:56:30 (CET)
Nice site!
Producer <executiveproducer_a t_rediffmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, February 09, 2007 at 07:10:56 (CET)
Simply amazing to have a mainframe running MVS on my PC! Thanks a bunch! :-) /Alex
Alexander Lagerberg <es.mehmoc_a t_grebregal.rednaxela.-inreverse->
Gothenburg, Sweden - Thursday, February 08, 2007 at 12:41:54 (CET)
Muchas Gracias!, de gran ayuda para empezar!
Nicolas Bases <nmbases_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Buenos Aires Argentina - Sunday, February 04, 2007 at 21:29:06 (CET)
Thanks for a lot of helpful information!
Masahiro <sibbata_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Osaka, Japan - Sunday, February 04, 2007 at 17:53:32 (CET)
There's no iron like "Big Iron!" Great effort, thanks!
Reggie Mack <reggiemack_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, February 02, 2007 at 17:08:21 (CET)
Eric <eseftel_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Lake Hiawatha, NJ United States - Friday, February 02, 2007 at 04:22:09 (CET)
Very helpful packaging of products and instructions!
David Brewster <david dot brewster at sympatico dot ca>
Toronto, Canada - Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 02:36:35 (CET)
MVS, long may it reign!
Richard K. <rkimbul_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 05:32:11 (CET)
Most awesome! I guess my question is the same one everyone wants to know the answer to: When will number 4 be available? THANKS for all your hard work!! Eric KD5UWL
Eric Smith KD5UWL <esmithmail gmail com>
Edmond, OK USA - Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 00:28:25 (CET)
Very nice! Always wanted to learn "mainframe stuff", now I can!
John <kc2kth_a t_arrl_d o t_net>
Toms River, NJ USA - Monday, January 22, 2007 at 21:38:00 (CET)
Great work! It really brings back some memories!
Edward Blanchett <blanchett_a t_monmouth_d o t_com>
Lakewood, NJ USA - Friday, January 19, 2007 at 17:46:31 (CET)
Mazzini <mazzini80_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Manila, Philippines - Friday, January 19, 2007 at 04:33:37 (CET)
Anton Darilay <antondaniel_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Manila, Philippines - Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 11:04:05 (CET)
I am new in Version 3 Turnkey MVS 38j system. Thanks for the help.
henry c <hnc4_a t_juno_d o t_com>
goleta, ca usa - Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 21:08:22 (CET)
Thank you very much. I'm new in this environment so this is a great help to me.
Vedran <veconjaus_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Zagreb, Croatia - Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 17:38:24 (CET)
Thanks!!...A learner's dream come true
Zenon Theodorou <ztheodorou_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Nicosia, Cyprus - Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 09:46:52 (CET)
Thanks very much for the resource.
Mike Murphy <mrm_a>
Valley Center, CA USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2007 at 02:50:02 (CET)
thank you for sharing this with us
Mike <Mike.ocslong_a t_hushmail_d o t_com>
- Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 15:45:40 (CET)
found a lot of information on your site! Keep up the good work, guys!
Peter West <peter_west_a t_hush_d o t_com>
Tucson, Arizona USA - Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 12:36:37 (CET)
Wie gehts. Haben sie meine fulhalter gesehen bitte.
Ralph Jonah <ralph.jonah_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Denver, Colorado USA - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 15:42:44 (CET)
ANDRES RUIZ <aruiz_a t_solkia_d o t_com>
MADRID, MADRID ESPAÑA - Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 18:45:57 (CET)
Wow, great site!!
J Rederford <jrederford_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
London, United Kingdom - Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 03:47:00 (CET)
Cool :)
Baard Eriksen <bleck016_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Norway - Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 18:14:55 (CET)
Thanks, great site.
Andre Beaudet <Andre_beaudet_a>
- Friday, December 15, 2006 at 22:25:46 (CET)
ray thomenius <ray 'dot' thomenius 'elefant nose' skandia 'dot' se>
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 14:10:37 (CET)
Thanks so much for your website, and for Turnkey!
ROBERT B. LEHNERT <RLEHNERT_a t_chubb_d o t_com>
Whitehouse , NJ USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 13:03:08 (CET)
In just two words: im-pressive
Miska <radley_a>
- Monday, December 11, 2006 at 19:26:25 (CET)
ogm! this is so cool marchal02_a t_gmail_d o t_com
marcus <marchal02_a t_gmail_d o t_com >
- Saturday, December 09, 2006 at 04:57:05 (CET)
Nice :)
Frank <frank123_a t_sandsword_d o t_com>
- Saturday, December 09, 2006 at 02:50:21 (CET)
Great site!! Keep up the good work and thanks for all you do!! I will keep coming back!
Richard <richahead_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, December 07, 2006 at 05:01:28 (CET)
AR <419agent_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 00:59:11 (CET)
Excellent, you can bet I'll be back.
Doodie McGee <speeker15879_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Indiana US - Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 06:52:56 (CET)
barry bolt <Bolt_music_a t_hotmail_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 01:10:35 (CET)
barry bolt <Bolt_music_a t_hotmail_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 01:09:28 (CET)
Great site. Thanks!
Will Hilti <Will_Hilti_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Friday, December 01, 2006 at 17:51:07 (CET)
Brilliant...may you have more success!
Reggie D Mondejar <RegDesmonde_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Veloda, SA United Kingdom - Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 10:04:07 (CET)
Benny <benny.ball_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 13:18:39 (CET)
Johnny Awsumm <jawsumm_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 01:11:06 (CET)
Keep up the good work - you are doing well so far
Dr I F Senderoos <DiFPS_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Vilnius, Lithuania - Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 01:49:03 (CET)
Nice One
Praveen Kumar Kothamasu <praveen.kothamasu_a t_igate_d o t_com>
Toronto, On Canada - Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 01:10:38 (CET)
Good job with the site
Dale <starboxinstitute_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Australia - Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 21:46:40 (CET)
Love your site, great info.
Jaguar J. Graham <JaguarJGraham_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Amos, Quebec Canada - Friday, November 24, 2006 at 18:37:36 (CET)
Hey! Nice site mate!
Daniel Fletcher <dfletcher12_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 19:37:53 (CET)
Hello, i'm going to install Hercule and Mvs on my Ubuntu System ans i would know how can i have a Remote Access to MVS ?? Please it's very important for me
Jay Z <psykhosmok_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Paris, France - Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 16:46:16 (CET)
Nice site!
Chris Barker <C_Barker_a t_graffiti_d o t_net>
N/A, N/A UK - Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 08:49:59 (CET)
Great site! I will be back again!
Richard Holder <dickholder_a t_hot-shot_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 14:08:33 (CET)
Great stuff...
Jose Ferreira <josejferreira_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Lisbon, N/A Portugal - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 22:34:35 (CET)
hi!! best wishes
hugh <bdsnif_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
mel, australia - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 13:14:21 (CET)
excellent site guys! thanks!
deborah wolk <dwolkyoga_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
nyc, ny usa - Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10:32:34 (CET)
Perfect site!
John Fist
- Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 00:03:13 (CET)
Nice Site!
William Starks <billstarks_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 13:23:39 (CET)
Henry Wagstaff <henrywagstaff_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
devon, UK - Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 01:54:17 (CET)
it's really fun to run my own mvs-environment and fall back to the 70's of dataprocessing.
Alfons Boennemann <alfbm_a>
Germany - Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 11:33:37 (CET)
trying to use Hercules with MVS to retire some IBM hardware!
T O'Connor <oconnor_timothy_a t_emc_d o t_com>
Hopkinton, Massachusetts USA - Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 22:42:49 (CET)
Very Interesting, I'm curios to try this MVS
Paolo Bonomi <noox_a>
- Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 12:15:58 (CET)
Hello. Nice site.
Rodney Trotter <rodneytrot_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
London, UK - Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 14:47:24 (CET)
kool x_abbie_2006_x_a t_yahoo_d o t_com
abbie <x_abbie_2006_x_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 00:08:21 (CET)
Thanks for all!
Horst <horstk_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, November 10, 2006 at 00:46:21 (CET)
Nice site!
George <leagueofsupport_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
none, none none - Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 19:45:25 (CET)
Like the site
Michelle <mikels_michells_a>
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 16:11:28 (CET)
Great site, keep up the brilliant work! Tess x
Tess Tickle <tess.tickle_a t_lycos_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Trumpton, UK - Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 22:44:00 (CET)
Good informative site, keep up the good work
Alistair Gee <geealistair_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Glasgow, Strathclyde - Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 22:35:23 (CET)
Good informative site, keep up the good work
Alistair Gee <geealistair_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Glasgow, Strathclyde - Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 22:34:37 (CET)
Great site Keep up the good work
Ivan Emmtey-Wollatt <ivan_a t_oink_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Monday, November 06, 2006 at 23:14:04 (CET)
Very interesting site!
Stefano <stefano.chermaz_a>
Ronchi dei Legionari, GO Italy - Monday, November 06, 2006 at 11:22:13 (CET)
Spiffing site what!
Hon. Augustus Fink-Nottle <finknottle.gussie_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
London, England U.K. - Sunday, November 05, 2006 at 15:10:14 (CET)
MVS 3.8 was my first OS. To think I can now run it on my PC.
Richard <nhrafan40_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Jackson, MS USA - Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 16:56:55 (CET)
Great site!
Karri Bigstik <karri_a_bigstik_a t_uymail_d o t_com>
NY, NY USA - Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 16:01:16 (CET)
Interesting site
dk <don_kiddick2006_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Friday, November 03, 2006 at 00:53:08 (CET)
Bernard <xerces_church_a t_saintly_d o t_com>
- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 20:34:00 (CET)
Bernard <xerces_church_a t_saintly_d o t_com>
- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 20:33:51 (CET)
Bernard <xerces_church_a t_saintly_d o t_com>
- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 20:33:39 (CET)
Mike Hunt <mickhun_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Birmingham, UK UK - Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 16:05:42 (CET)
Great Site
Charles Taffom <charlestaffom_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 15:58:06 (CET)
looks really interesting
Amanda Huggenkisss <amanda.huggenkisss_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
Chichester, UK - Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 16:40:41 (CET)
Cool site!
Ted Cunterblast <tedcntrblst_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
London, UK - Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 10:52:10 (CET)
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Bill Royall <william.royall.ctr#disa_d o t_net>
Falls Church, VA USA - Monday, October 30, 2006 at 15:44:11 (CET)
MVS3.8j is a great thing. now, i go to mvs38j again for the early assembler proogramming and mvs system structure, hope to receive the update of mvs38j
li ji <jli034_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Beijing, P.R.China - Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 21:14:01 (CET)
AL, AL USA - Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 18:04:56 (CEST)
Nice to have such a collection of "old" systems!
Marcel Faber <marcel.faber_a>
Montfoort, Utrecht Netherlands - Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 18:00:46 (CEST)
Cheers mate!
Evan Games <reverandevan_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 15:45:26 (CEST)
So Nice!
Pedro L. Miguel <plmig_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil - Monday, October 09, 2006 at 17:43:35 (CEST)
I like your site. It's very interesting. Thank you!
StormRider <qwew_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Moscow, Moscow Russia - Sunday, October 08, 2006 at 22:45:16 (CEST)
I'm starting with the MVS and hope this site helps me out.
Ivan Nobre Vereiski
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 20:56:34 (CEST)
cool .. what else can one say
Pete Lancashire <pete [you know what goes here] petelancashire_d o t_com>
Portland, OR USA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 22:21:05 (CEST)
Very informative site, I've learned a lot
Deacon Brodie <deaconbrodie13_a t_hushmail_d o t_com>
UK - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 05:30:54 (CEST)
Very informative site, I've learned a lot
Deacon Brodie <deaconbrodie13_a t_hushmail_d o t_com>
UK - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 05:30:43 (CEST)
//********************************* //*** VERY INTERESTING *** //*********************************
James D King <floridamangogrower_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
FL USA - Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 02:58:57 (CEST)
Looking forward to it!
Dennis Gray <dev_a t_fareast_d o>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 05:12:13 (CEST)
This Titanic is far from sinking. Congratulations!
Pedro Justo <pedro.miguel.teixeira_a t_bigfoot_d o t_com>
Lisboa, Portugal - Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 00:27:25 (CEST)
I'm just learning Linux, but this site is becoming a favorite!
Niall Aldrich <niallald_a t_us.ibm_d o t_com>
Rockford, IL USA - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 06:22:40 (CEST)
This is great!!! I love the picture of the dinosaur titled "We're back, and we're pissed".
Dennis Fortier <vafortier_a t_bellsouth_d o t_net>
Atlanta, Georgia USA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 23:55:04 (CEST)
Keith Poole <keithDOTpooleATgmailDOTcom>
manchester , Cheshire UK - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 23:24:56 (CEST)
Good job!
Luciano Assirelli <luciano.assirelli_a>
Milano, Italy - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 13:06:55 (CEST)
Great Site!
Ian Thomson <ianthomson2006hotmail_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
England, UK - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 06:41:27 (CEST)
Can we have CICS soon ?
Stan Saraczewski <stan_saraczewski_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Beaumont, CA USA - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 23:00:18 (CEST)
Nice site
Sarah <ysarah_a>
- Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 15:21:52 (CEST)
This site is interesting and very informative, nicely interface. Enjoyed browsing through the site. Keep up the good work. Greetings
katalog <tomcio23dsf_a>
Krzyz, Lubuskie Poland - Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 12:46:09 (CEST)
I would love to a see Mainframe running in my loptop
Mario Verbo <mfverbo_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
MAnila, Philippines - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 10:55:08 (CEST)
IBM Mainframer since 1974. HASP, DOS/MVT, VM/CMS, MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, DOS/VSE etc. Does anybbody remember around 1984 when IBM made a PC/XT that ran CICS? The more things change, the more they are the same....
Stewart Hansen <femptolepton_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Murfreesboro, TN USA - Monday, August 28, 2006 at 22:50:25 (CEST)
Nicely done. It's been a while since I've done OS/360 systems programming so I'm looking forward to it again.
K. Chandos <Developer_a t_ChandosConsulting_d o t_com>
- Monday, August 28, 2006 at 15:17:25 (CEST)
Good work, these is a great achievement,well done
Dave <hodgettsd_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Manchester, NA UK - Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 12:20:14 (CEST)
Nice System
Loren Foret <lforet060986_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Louisiana USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 07:57:10 (CEST)
David Walling <david . walling _a t_ sbc global . net>
- Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 20:23:49 (CEST)
nice site
xanax <huer_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 01:07:23 (CEST)
Great site ! I love it!
Uwe <uwe_schulze_a>
- Friday, August 18, 2006 at 13:50:17 (CEST)
Prof <ufilmebum_a t_usa_d o t_com>
DC - Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 19:25:04 (CEST)
Thanks, good work
Adilson Dobbins Barbosa <adobbins_a t_uol_d o>
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brasil - Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 16:36:43 (CEST)
Nice site.
AS <aleksej.sagdiyev_a t_hushmail_d o t_com>
- Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 03:44:52 (CEST)
Wow Best site I liked
tee <tee_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Arvada, Arvada USA - Monday, August 14, 2006 at 00:39:06 (CEST)
This is a very interesting site. I had a lot of fun looking through all of this cool information. I will tell my friends about this.
lance prober <clamlakenudist_a t_gmail_d o t_com >
minneapolis, mn usa - Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 05:49:20 (CEST)
I can't wait to get a mainframe session going.
Frank Vuckovich <frank_vuckovich_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Milwaukee, Wi USA - Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 05:54:22 (CEST)
I've used v2 and suddenly realized v3 has been available. It's time to move up!
Dave Sienkiewicz
Sugarloaf, PA USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2006 at 15:36:33 (CEST)
Quite cute, indeed. How about a "global" 370 CD with all the latest freely available mainframe OSs installed in compressed DASD?
Federico Bianchi <f.bianchi_a>
Pisa, Italy - Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 12:07:59 (CEST)
I maintained this OS for several years before we converted to S/370. It will be interesting to renew an old acquaintance.
George Worden <gkworden_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Aurora, CO USA - Friday, July 28, 2006 at 06:06:23 (CEST)
Great stuff. I stumbled across Hercules about two weeks ago, and it has been great fun getting MVS up and running. Haven't worked on a mainframe in 15+ years so it has been very enjoyable. Very impressive work.
Doug Harvey <doug xx dhware yy com>
Chicago, IL US - Friday, July 28, 2006 at 05:25:37 (CEST)
Thanks for all your work. I look forward to #4! *:o)
Franco Carrozza <franco.carrozza_a>
torino, Italia - Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 14:49:47 (CEST)
Great site + very informative.
Dr. O'Teane <oteanefoundation_a t_hushmail_d o t_com>
UK - Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 23:30:33 (CEST)
a new user
guillermo martin rogge <gmrogge_a t_intelleg_d o t_com>
buenos aires, capital federal Argentina - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 23:45:30 (CEST)
Great stuff! Jason
Jason Olson <jolso_a t_amkor_d o t_com>
Phoenix, Arizona USA - Friday, July 14, 2006 at 03:58:25 (CEST)
Julie Marie Gustasson <jmgustasson at ya-who_d o t_com>
- Friday, July 14, 2006 at 03:22:38 (CEST)
Very nice, thanks!
Dr. Richard <rkimbull_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Los Angeles, CA - Monday, July 10, 2006 at 17:34:01 (CEST)
Marcelo <garciablanco_a t_intelleg_d o t_com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 18:04:20 (CEST)
This is very nice
Peter Rotscheid <PRotscheid_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Richmond, VA USA - Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 20:03:53 (CEST)
This is very nice
Peter Rotscheid <PRotscheid_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Richmond, VA USA - Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 20:03:43 (CEST)
This is very nice
Peter Rotscheid <PRotscheid_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Richmond, VA USA - Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 20:03:32 (CEST)
This is really great stuff. These OLD systems are still more stable than a lot of the new desktop software...
Bruce Schaefer <bruce.schaefer_a t_sbcglobal_d o t_net>
Tyler, TX USA - Monday, July 03, 2006 at 17:02:15 (CEST)
Thanks for this site.
Erich Noll <enoll1_a t_removethisearthlink_d o t_net>
Kansas City, MO USA - Sunday, July 02, 2006 at 04:19:45 (CEST)
Great Site!
Billy Sol Hargis <billysolhargis_a>
- Friday, June 30, 2006 at 05:49:42 (CEST)
Thanks a lot for this great site!
Djeh <djeh_a>
Le Perreux, France - Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 17:08:24 (CEST)
deeply impressed
Dr. Emil Ivanov <emil.ivanov_a>
vienna, austria - Monday, June 26, 2006 at 16:25:16 (CEST)
I like it
Xaviour Marqus <pinks_neels_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_in>
New Delhi, New Delhi INDIA - Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 14:59:34 (CEST)
cool. MVS fuer PC. auch haben will !!!!!!!! brief und mail unterwegs.
Karin <k_l_a t_gmx_d o t_net>
Frankfurt, Germany - Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 18:42:40 (CEST)
I´d like to congratulate all the involved ones in this project. Thank you all.
Wagner Stabile <wstabile_a t_itelefonica_d o>
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil - Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 20:35:53 (CEST)
Naoki hayashi <hnaokizzz_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_jp>
Tokyo, Japan - Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 11:46:18 (CEST)
This really is a fantastic site and I love spending time here!
Logan Sama <downlow.records_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
London, United Kingdom - Monday, June 12, 2006 at 21:57:00 (CEST)
Great site. I've always wanted to run my own MVS & VM systems.
John R. Macdonald <scubajohn_a>
Le PErreux, n/a France - Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 03:06:21 (CEST)
jose carlos <jcxpto_a t_yahoo_d o>
Brazil - Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 23:51:34 (CEST)
Cool Site
Harry Balzak <harrybalzak43_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 00:01:43 (CEST)
I managed to install mvs 3.8j in my desktop. I liked it. I hope the group will add more features into it.
Tapas Das < t_gmail_d o t_com>
Kolkata, West Bengal India - Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 11:22:03 (CEST)
I plan to make an MVS machine available through the internet - emulated, of course :-) Am hoping to create a community of technical people who want to learn and experiment, with the goal of increasing our marketability through working together on MVS.
David Wayne Askins <askins (a) uol period com period br>
Vinhedo, São Paulo Brazil - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 18:49:27 (CEST)
I like this site a lot, keep it up!
Mike <m.rotchburns_a t_gmai_d o t_com>
Canada - Friday, June 02, 2006 at 05:51:24 (CEST)
Wow Best site I liked
loan <student_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
arvada, co usa - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 15:33:39 (CEST)
When computing was enjoyable ...
Colin <cgt_a t_att_d o t_net>
Carlisle, MA USA - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:59:04 (CEST)
When computing was enjoyable ...
Colin <cgt_a t_att_d o t_net>
Carlisle, MA USA - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:57:30 (CEST)
Thank you and Best Regards!
Louis Lasser <louis_lasser_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Port Jefferson, NY USA - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 00:58:42 (CEST)
love the site
steve <stewdiny227_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 21:19:35 (CEST)
GHANA, ACARA GHANA - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:37:05 (CEST)
Thanks for your dedication. I am new to MVS world and looking forward to some fun.
Oriane Alves <oriane_alves_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Fairfield, CT USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 00:01:00 (CEST)
Very cool
Yoav <yhornik1_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Tel Aviv, n/a Israel - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 14:44:06 (CEST)
Very nive piece of work!
Martin Wieland <wielandmd_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Terneuzen, Zeeland Netherlands - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:13:01 (CEST)
LOME, HUTER GHANA - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 17:35:33 (CEST)
I liked your site.
Mag <Mag_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
NewYork, NY USA - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 03:52:55 (CEST)
Very interesting site I congratulate
Cell <Cell_a t_Gmail_d o t_com>
Arvada, CO USA - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 09:00:30 (CEST)
Hi, I am interested in trying out hercules on my laptop. Hope I will be able to run it.
Berve C. Son <sonberve_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Manila, Philippines - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 02:31:53 (CEST)
I am happy to use Hercules in my PC. Expecting some more sweet surprises from the group.
Tapas Das < t_gmail_d o t_com>
Kolkata, West Bengal India - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 11:02:00 (CEST)
It's gonna be fun to write JCL and Clist again. I wonder if I still have any of my old PDS's hanging around anywhere. //SYSIN DD * (DOODAH,DOODAH)
blubrick <blubrick_a>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 06:50:15 (CEST)
Hello! Thanks for your site. Admin, good work!!! Accept my links: All about Instant Approval Loans Cars.atspace_d o t_com
Loans <Loans>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 08:11:06 (CEST)
Hello! Thanks for your site. Admin, good work!!! Accept my links: All about Myspace All about paxil All about prozac All about zoloft All about propecia
Myspace <Myspace>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:10:00 (CEST)
Looking forward to playing in the bit bucket.
Eric Wolff <EricWolff_a t_wolffworks_d o t_com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 05:08:35 (CEST)
Good tool for learning the mainframe.
Chris Shields <chris.shields_a t_yrcw_d o t_com>
Overland Park, KS United States - Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 00:17:29 (CEST)
Time for me to download an updated verion... Thanks!
Tony H. <tharminc_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Toronto, - Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 04:25:56 (CEST)
Suds <suds > idirect_d o t_com>
Cedar Valley, Ontario Canada - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 09:04:47 (CEST)
i want to test
lavalley <pixiejl_a t_caramail_d o t_com>
- Monday, April 10, 2006 at 15:12:10 (CEST)
hey there, thanks for clarifying this system for me. This is the best resource I've run across online so far. Thank you!
Steve <steveholt42_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
- Friday, April 07, 2006 at 12:11:45 (CEST)
Cool site! Thank You! I like these big old irons.
Jörg Nitschke <jnitschk[at]>
Senftenberg, Germany - Friday, March 31, 2006 at 15:02:37 (CEST)
Very interesting site I congratulate
Tee <Tee_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Arvada, CO USA - Friday, March 31, 2006 at 04:36:42 (CEST)
Thanks for the excellent product.
Marcelo Silva de Miranda <msm_br_a t_toligado_d o>
Fortaleza, CE Brazil - Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 14:16:41 (CEST)
Thankx. :-)
Alvaro Corugedo <alvaro.corugedo_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
San Fernando de Henares, Madrid Spain - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 20:24:42 (CEST)
Many Thanks for the Turnkey Package
Noel Gannon <noel.gannon_a t_exel_d o t_com>
Bracknell, United Kingdom - Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 14:31:24 (CET)
Informative site.
C A Grogan <cagrogan_a t_fastermail_d o t_com>
Norseman, WA Australia - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 11:47:21 (CET)
A former Sysprog and Commercialprog now in Brussels
Barry Griffin
Bruxelles, Belgique - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 19:49:41 (CET)
I would like to install v.4 whenever it is out. Windows XP or SuSe Linux 9.3
Johannes Giannakouros <ig_a>
Zurich, ZH Switzerland - Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 11:13:12 (CET)
I am going to try this one at home
peter morrison <peter.morrison.mangled_a t_ca.mangled_d o t_com>
sydney, nsw australia - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 06:36:31 (CET)
Looking forward to trying this...
Jesse <jessemgreen_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
USA - Friday, February 24, 2006 at 05:53:01 (CET)
Thanks for all your work. I look forward to #4!
Ken Melsha <kmelsha_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Manchester, Iowa USA - Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 05:44:20 (CET)
I have a 360 and a 370 front panel. Goal is to place a small linux system inside each panel and have it read the switches and run the lights. The packages mvs is going to be great for whem i'm not a home and need something to play wiht on my laptop
Pete Lancashire <pete_a t_petelancashire_d o t_com>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 19:27:20 (CET)
Thanks for your nice work. I really enjoyed Hercules a lot
Federico Bianchi <f.bianchi_a>
Pisa, Italy - Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 11:38:33 (CET)
Thank's a lot for these great work!
Alessandro Zuech <Alessandro.Zuech_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Bolzano, BZ Italia - Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 11:43:51 (CET)
I'm very excited about the prospect of having MVS up and running on my PC... Thank you for the effort
Roger Winnewisser <roger_a>
73765 Neuhausen, Germany - Friday, January 20, 2006 at 13:40:02 (CET)
Thanks for the effort. I'm currently an MVS Sysprog and it's nice to have a place to explore MVS on my own time.
Bruce McKnight <mcknight-b-a_a t_excite_d o t_com>
Cleveland, Oh - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 04:39:37 (CET)
Superb site! I enjoyed browsing it. Now, CGM, THERE is a real OS... PS: I am a retired doctor of internal medicine but I dabble a bit in unusual investments. I win some, I lose some, but mostly I am having a lot of fun.
Branco Slavic <brancoslavic_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
London, United Kingdom - Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 14:16:12 (CET)
former ibm mainframeprogrammer
glenn e. miller <glennemiller_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
e. stroudsburg, pennsylvania U.S.A. - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 20:15:22 (CET)
Great tool for showing noobies utilities like IEBGENER without just sysin dd dummy! Thanks guys!
Alan Oxley <fizzpop_a t_icon_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Boksburg, Gauteng South Africa - Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 14:26:30 (CET)
I have tried the turnkey MVS system before. I want to download it again, perhaps get my feet wet with Cobol again. Richard snow
Richard Snow <richard_a t_richardsnow_d o t_net>
Marshall, TX USA - Tuesday, January 03, 2006 at 04:19:41 (CET)
I love playing with a private MVS and VM system. I'm a great fan.
Ed Posthuma <Ed_A_Posthuma_a>
Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands - Sunday, January 01, 2006 at 18:04:45 (CET)
Thanks for this great product! I have no mainframe experience, and I had a working mainframe in under a few hours.
Dillon Amburgey <dillona_a t_dillona_d o t_com>
Pikeville, Kentucky USA - Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 03:41:56 (CET)
Jorge Salinas Calderon <jsalinasc_a t_chile_d o t_com>
Santiago, Chile - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 13:56:49 (CET)
Ex VM/DOS/MVS sysprog just wanting to play.
Ron Macrae <Rmacraethingy_a t_tibcothingy dot comthingy >
Anover, Hampshire (The old one) UK - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 14:53:47 (CET)
Used to be tech support for mvs jes2 tso etc. just feeling nostalgic and would like to see how i can emulate aspects of the mainframe environment in my pc.
dane dwyer <dane_d_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Monday, December 19, 2005 at 18:30:53 (CET)
Great site. I first got started with this technology in 1967 with OS/360 and now I have my own MVS at my home. Please keep up the excellent work
Dean Davis <dean_a t_alpinesoft_d o t_com>
Salem, OR USA - Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 21:38:01 (CET)
Takes me back
Keith Poole <keith.poole_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Manchester, UK - Monday, December 05, 2005 at 00:28:50 (CET)
great site!
jimbo <ibpcorp_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 00:06:18 (CET)
A very nice site keep it up. Thanks. Eze.
Eze Adanne <eze_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Houston, Texas USA - Monday, November 28, 2005 at 12:53:11 (CET)
Sent me to 1970's
FABIO ANGELO PEINADO <fabio.peinado_a t_uol_d o>
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil - Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 17:43:52 (CET)
I'm just about to download the CDROM image... can't wait to begin. Having spent nearly 20 years of my career as an MVS SYSPROG, I anticipate having a lot of fun with the emulator - I hope to enjoy some 'nostalgic' experiences (challenging issues) ahead...
Kurt A. Koehler <KAKoehler_a t_stny.rr_d o t_com>
Apalachin, NY USA - Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 13:44:28 (CET)
I now have a successful download of the zip file, looking forward to getting started! Cheers!
Jeffrey Blomberg <jeff blomberg_d o t_com>
Palo Alto, CA USA - Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 15:19:03 (CET)
Excellent, can't wait to gert it running on my Mac!
Rob Sewell <rob_a t_sewells_d o t_net>
Norwich, Norfolk UK - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 19:27:25 (CET)
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nokia.products_a t_googlemail_d o t_com <nokia.products_a t_googlemail_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 00:55:12 (CET)
This is fantastic. Though, we were looking forward to an "ISPF" lookalike, RPF is pretty good. We look forward to see more improvements in Spool Display
Tejomurthy Tangirala <my firstname_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Sunday, November 06, 2005 at 13:10:07 (CET)
i am new to this am going to try to get this to work, i like to play with main frame systmes and cant afford them....
Philip king <prk62_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
hillsboro, ohio 45133 - Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 21:38:59 (CEST)
This is great really brings backs memories to my first years as a programmer. Now I get to see what the systems management is like !!!!
Chris Stradtman <mvsturnkey_a t_sysnetinc_d o t_com>
Athens, GA USA - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 06:13:18 (CEST)
Love programming and running old iron!
John Friel III <MVS_a t_frieltek_d o t_com>
Waterloo, IA US - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 01:34:40 (CEST)
Thanks for this software ! Thanks to it, I can run a mainframe environment at home, and try some tricks I would never try in my office ! Yves
Yves Lederrey <yves.lederrey_a>
Pully, Switzerland - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 15:07:08 (CEST)
Sign me up just remove the "xxx" from the address. I downloaded the cd last year and had lots of fun. Nice job! Now the best three words I could hear are "TK4 is out", can't wait..
David Wilson <viperdog_a t_"xxdelxx"ixpres_d o t_com>
Pleasantville, Iowa USA - Monday, October 03, 2005 at 04:53:29 (CEST)
Great Iniciative ! Thanks a lot!
Celio Araujo <caraujo_a t_dfx_d o>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 21:54:04 (CEST)
appreciate all the work u put in. nice site.
tj kulls <tjkulls_a t_gawab_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 23:46:18 (CEST)
Cool. MF is back
JC <joaocrb_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Rio, Rio Brazil - Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 15:10:19 (CEST)
Hi, Hercules is great working under Zlinux 64 bits, we are moving our production staff to it.
Nilson Vieira <nilson_a>
Salvador, Bahia Brazil - Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 13:43:28 (CEST)
Thanks for all the work
Eric Meyer <eric_a t_familymeyer_d o t_net>
Calabasas, CA USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 17:44:49 (CEST)
Many greetings by an Italian Retrocomputing fan!
Roberto Waha <roberto.waha_a>
Milano, Italy - Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 14:18:39 (CEST)
Looking forward to experimenting with this system. Thanks for making it available.
Jay Litehiser <jay.litehiser_a>
Munich, Germany - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 17:27:50 (CEST)
Great job!!
Gray Maddry <Gray.Maddry_a t_ncmail_d o t_net>
Raleigh, NC USA - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 20:17:33 (CEST)

Peter <pperez_escobar_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Madrid, Spain - Friday, September 09, 2005 at 02:05:15 (CEST)
MVS is the biggest iron of all big irons! I used to be acquainted a bit with TPF (transaction processing facility, a S/390 O/S). Good site this...keep updating...and good posts in the guestbook as well Cheers NS
Narsi <ecacofonix_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Chennai, TN India - Thursday, September 08, 2005 at 18:14:47 (CEST)
Salute! Thanks for creating this site.
CONSTANTIN BUDH <cbudhi_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Jakarta, DKI INDONESIA - Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 09:55:52 (CEST)
Hercules- a Industry.
Kalyan <kalyanatiit_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_in>
- Monday, September 05, 2005 at 06:21:28 (CEST)
Hallo Volker, MVS-Turnkey and Hercules is one of the cooles things i've ever seen in 15 years computer-work. You can learn host without buying one of this "iron beasts" greats markus
Markus Burkhardt <mabu_a>
Stuttgart, Germany - Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 19:42:17 (CEST)
I really like to see the MVS console again :-)
Rüdiger Basche <ruediger_a>
Tübingen, Germany - Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 10:46:49 (CEST)
Harold Honnold <radiofreeclute_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Clute, TX USA - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 01:27:10 (CEST)
Very nice. I worked on an MVS system programming COBOL using IDMS/JCL a few years back. It looks like a good tool to get my 'chops' up again. Thanks. BTW, replace at after p.lopez to get a good email address for me, please sign me up to your list.
Pedro Lopez <p.lopezatbresnan_d o t_net>
Laramie, WY United States - Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at 02:19:10 (CEST)
My school won't let me touch their mainframe, but this is almost as good. Thanks for all the hard work and please add me to your mailing list (and please note the mangling I performed on my email address).
David Solimano <myfirstname_a>
- Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 20:01:59 (CEST)
Thanks for your efforts for a great tool like this... From a former VM370/XA systems programmer (I installed MVS compilers, did some MVS performance with RMF III) and who Still Loves REXX
Albert Miele <miele_al_a t_emc_d o t_com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 23:19:13 (CEST)
Looks like fun. Thanks!!
James Ronald <jronald_a t_chartermi_d o t_net>
Howell, MI USA - Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 00:53:59 (CEST)
An MVS-ie from years back looking to get back into it and wanting to refresh the old brain cells ...
Nige <info_a t_paid2win_d o t_com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 16:36:26 (CEST)
Just curious about MVS. Never used befor (I'm a Unix guy).
Luca Masini <luca.masini_a>
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 15:41:37 (CEST)
I am an operator hoping to someday become a systems programmer. I am looking to learn some internals, and teach myself some assembler.
Will Smith <jerryband_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Phoenix, Arizona USA - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 05:43:18 (CEST)
Great site with useful information! Thanks!
Imma Wetawd <ImmaWetawd2_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Paris, TX United States - Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 21:12:15 (CEST)
That's what I'm looking for.
Paulo Roberto N. dos S. Jacinto <rjacinto_a t_ig_d o>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 14:22:05 (CEST)
I enjoy Turnkey MVS ,because i am a Old System Programmer of S/360- S/370 OS/MFT and other.
Jorge Salinas Calderon <jsalinasc_a t_chile_d o t_com>
Santiago, Chile - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 22:08:25 (CEST)
Distrubuted performance person trying get back to his roots. MVS
John W Kennedy <p1jwk01_a t_iwon_d o t_com>
mechancsiville, va 23116 - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 16:20:28 (CEST)
i'm lead development of Nostalgia/360 Aseembler an emulator for spanish locations
adalberto rua aguirre <adrua_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
quito, pichincha ecuador - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 01:34:52 (CEST)
Hi, After reading the JCL minicourse for Hercules user , I really wished you wrote such courses for Cobol, CICS and other mainframe tech . Then I saw the course details and fee in Euro...which is very very expensive to my standards. But your method and detail are definite invaluable. Thanks a lot for that. Also can you please mention where I can get nice/ easily understandable material for CICS . Youor help will be deeply appreciated. Regards, Gopi
Gopinath Subbegowda <gopi_ts1_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Bangalore, Karnataka India - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 12:15:20 (CEST)
Thanks for all the efforts you made.
Gerald Kaiser <Gerald.Kaiser_a>
Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg Germany - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 16:03:48 (CEST)
I cut my teeth on MVS and to discover this tur(n)key system for Hercules is fantastic. Thank you!
DJ Adams <dj.adams_a t_pobox_d o t_com>
Manchester, England - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 12:27:24 (CEST)
This is great stuff. My work colleagues just don't understand.
David Schweinsberg <david dot schweinsberg at gmail dot com>
UK - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 19:35:52 (CEST)
Seeing the IPL working on my PC, I thought there was a catch somewhere, this can't be for real.... but it is!!! Non-mainframers will never understand. Thanks a lot :))
Alan Oxley <belgarath_a t_icon_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Boksburg, South Africa - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 15:04:26 (CEST)
incredible ... my own mainframe ... many thanks for all making this work.
Fernando Albuquerque <faaf_a t_superig_d o>
Recife, Pernambuco Brasil - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 02:26:52 (CEST)
Congratulations for such a GREAT job! I've been expecting IT since Dec/1.968 when I first set my feet to work at IBM-Brazil. I'll try to write my own DISAssembler (IMM like, what else?) and an Instruction-by-Instruction Monitor. Interested?
Luiz Carlos Orsoni <d3a4d281_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Mairiporã, São Paulo Brazil - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 05:48:12 (CEST)
Its work is incredible! Thank you! Now I have a Mainframe in my computer and can apply what I learned in classroom.
Diniz Fernando Bortolotto Ferreira <diniz.bb_a t_brturbo_d o>
Brasília, DF Brazil - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 03:37:54 (CEST)
Thanks of your work! :-)
J—hannes Magnœsson <joi_a t_icegen_d o t_com>
Seltjarnarnes, Iceland - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 15:49:52 (CEST)
Lots of fun thanks !
Eric J Krejci
NRH, TX USA - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 15:20:11 (CEST)
Jurassic Park come true!
Lon McWrightman <m v s a t m c w r i g h t m a n . c o m >
Gresham, OR USA - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 06:09:56 (CEST)
re try to install home MVS ........
Hilman Hanafiah <hilhan_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Kuwait - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 05:42:59 (CEST)
Looking Forward to getting this up and runing.
Mark Ahlers <markahlers_a t_sbcglobal_d o t_net>
Dyer, IN USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 02:27:55 (CEST)
I've not played with MVS for years, looking forward to it :)
Mark Powell <mark.s.powell_a t_mac_d o t_com>
St. Helens, GB - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 14:05:08 (CEST)
Nice work, my first contact to the dinosours :-) Keep moving. Best regards, Alex
Alexander Winkler <alwin_a>
Wien, AUSTRIA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 15:13:15 (CEST)
It is amazing to see it running at home.
Joao Carlos Baptista <joaocrb_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Niteroi, RIO Brazil - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 06:40:17 (CEST)
Long time user - rebuilding my system from scratch today.
Stephen McColley <SGMcColley_a t_alltel_d o t_net>
Canton, Georgia usa - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 04:05:52 (CEST)
Longtime Herc user here. I use it mostly to test Stand-Alone Dump setups.
Jeff Quade <jeff.quade_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Richmond, Virginia USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 15:07:11 (CEST)
Hi, I would like to have turn key MVS on my PC (running on Win-XP) .Pl. give me links where I can get this software. Please do the needful. Thanks in Advance, Gopi
Gopinath Subbegowda <gopi_ts1_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Bangalore, Karnataka India - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 13:25:20 (CEST)
Just discovered a new hobby: running OS/390 on my PC!!
Rene Sam <r.sam_a>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 10:37:19 (CEST)
I know absolutely nothing about MVS, but have just stumbled across Hercules, and thus here.
John Vaul <john.vaul_a t_ntlworld_d o t_com>
Pudsey, West Yorkshire United Kingdom - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 14:49:32 (CEST)
Great work! I'm a newbie to mainframes, but with hercules and tur(n)key I was able to ipl my own system. Next, I will generate my own system, because the documentation is perfect! Maybe the website should be better organised...
András Hatvani
Budapest, Hungary - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 13:34:16 (CEST)
The Volker Turnkey really is a solid piece of work. It definitely helps to get a feel for what a reasonably configured system looks like if you have the opportunity to see one first, rather than finding out the hard way via trial and error. My background is very Unix, but I am very glad now that I can actually communicate in the same language when my projects happen to interface with a mainframe shop. Keep up the excellent work, this Turkey's reputation is well-deserved.
Dan Lentz
New Castle, DE USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 03:42:19 (CEST)
It is funny to run. And I enjoy it to run twice of them on one NT5.1 server with round about 5.5 - 7.0 MIPS. To implement Cobol had been a little tricky... but runs
Veit Heise <os390_a>
Maintal, Germany - Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 19:37:52 (CEST)
I've tried installing MVS piece by piece, but now I'd like to try the turnkey version.
Jeffrey Raymon Burgess <jburgess_a t_carolina.rr_d o t_com>
Charlotte, NC United States - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 03:04:03 (CEST)
This is my second MVS system in 2 days - 1st one had no 3390 support and I'm too lazy to retrofit. Mostly experienced with XA onwards so curious to see the way things were...
Andy Pharo <andypharo_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 21:57:25 (CEST)
Downloaded and installed Turnkey in a couiple of hours. System works like a charm! Brings back very happy memories from when I did this for real...
Andrez Choma <achoma_a t_blueyonder_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Basildon, Essex United Kingdom - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 17:40:54 (CEST)
Trying the turnkey...
Jeffrey Raymon Burgess <jburgess_a t_carolina.rr_d o t_com>
Charlotte, NC United States - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 10:14:07 (CEST)
Mike <miguel_amigos_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Mexico, Mexico Mexico - Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 06:01:36 (CET)
add me , need mainframe PC emulator, a mainframe developer
rahul <Turnkey MVS System>
dallas, tx us - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 04:28:31 (CET)
Trying to learn more about IBM mainframes
Elcio <epineschi_a t_uol_d o>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 16:46:22 (CET)
Very interesting......
Italy - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 19:41:55 (CET)
TERRIFIC secret word ;)
Paolo Brunelli <paolo.brunelli_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Vicenza, Italy - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 09:59:30 (CET)
I hope to owner a mainfram.
Sky Chu <skychutw_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Kaoshsiung, Taiwan - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 10:21:52 (CET)
Very nice and useful website. Please visit my website!!! :) http://www.metropolis5000_d o t_com
miami, FL USA - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 02:27:10 (CET)
. . . another interested dinosaur
Lindsy <murder at pobox_d o t_com>
TX - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 15:16:31 (CET)
I am a MVS greenhorn and very impressed by the activities.
Erich Langenbuch <erich.langenbuch_a>
Stuttgart, Germany - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 10:18:07 (CET)
secret words ?
john <foley_johnt_a t_emc_d o t_com>
omaha, ne usa - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 21:26:17 (CET)
i amm very interested in this software i congratulate to the author.
Jorge Salinas C <jsalinasc_a t_chile_d o t_com>
Santiago, Chile - Friday, January 21, 2005 at 01:48:44 (CET)
Looks great
Wayne Bickerdike <waynevb_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
Monterey, California USA - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 02:44:28 (CET)
Just looking if I could just turn off the big iron by using hercules and mvs 3.8.
Gian Paolo Pendola <gianpendola_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 15:22:17 (CET)
Hi ! Previously I have messed around with Volker's and other distributions of MVS (never MVT). But your system got me going fast !! with lots of TSO utilities. I'm still learning about the nuts and bolts of mainframe, but this is the first chance I got to IPL my own machine and watch the messages flying past. Wish I had VS COBOL on it though. I studied ALGOL in school (the mother of all languages - even C language is derived from it) and would love to try it out on this system. By the way, Congragulations for giving a system with a Faultless install, with lots and lots of goodies on the DASD. Could you tell me how to switch off the autopilot ? I did P BSPPILOT, but then it restarts next time. Would like to customize some settings like making JES2 start COLD, and format spool etc. Does anyone know of any old version of ISPF which we can use, and perhaps a C compiler for Mainframe ? Ever Hopeful, My best wishes to THE MVS TK COMMUNITY for a great job well done, for allowing us to play with one hell of a classic system. Raj Anne
Raj Anne <#nospam#titancat40_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
San Francisco, USA - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 09:46:05 (CET)
I will nearly be retired and i want to continue to have a foot in the MVS world.
BRANDT René <rbr_a>
MORGES, Switzerland - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 21:29:13 (CET)
I need to learn "mainframe". Hercules and MVS will help me. I hope.
Welington Dias <welingtond_a t_ig_d o>
Osasco, Sao Paulo Brasil - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 01:58:37 (CET)
Brings back some good memories. Excellent work to all who worked on Hercules and the Turnkey project.
Gary Brabiner <brabcon_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, January 10, 2005 at 04:01:42 (CET)
Getting back to my roots.
Shaikh Ismail <si4c2l8 at email dot si>
DeKalb, Illinois USA - Monday, January 10, 2005 at 03:46:17 (CET)
great stuff. Though I built mine from scratch using everything I read, I used turnkey heavily too. all in all, information is definately there, and its fun.
Paul Creamer <pjc_a t_pcreamer_d o t_com>
tulsa, ok usa - Friday, January 07, 2005 at 18:09:00 (CET)
thnx.. want to learn more of mainframing
michiel <chiel1974(AT)HOTMAIL_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 19:38:09 (CET)
iam a newbie to the mainframes...iam doing a course on this...and iam interested to know abt using hercules on my system
vikramsurya <vikramsurya_a t_gmail_d o t_com>
chennai, tamil nadu india - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 17:31:04 (CET)
Great job! Reminds me to the real iron that I worked on back in 1972 and onwards ;-)
Klaus Muensberg <km(at)>
Duisburg, NRW Germany - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 12:50:30 (CET)
Great job, Volker! I love the Turnkey System, and being able to play with no Change Control meetings or scheduled maintenance windows. :-)
Steve Conway <steve_a t_conwaysplacenospam_d o t_net>
Herndon, Virginia USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 02:49:28 (CET)
20 years programming with MVS XA ESA 390 zSeries
Mike Schwab <maschwab*yahoo_d o t_com>
Litchfield, IL 62056 - Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 01:48:42 (CET)
Uh, a lot interesting.
tobi <tobiatesan_a t_spymac_d o t_com>
- Friday, December 24, 2004 at 14:01:40 (CET)
I´m only 26 years old so for me this is the only possibility to "play" with this ancient and wonderful machines... thanks a lot for your great work.
Juan Tena Pardo <juan.tena.pardo_a>
Castellon, Castellon Spain - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 21:45:14 (CET)
not bad...
mike <mtudeth_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
- Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 07:22:59 (CET)
Great site ... keep up the good work
Adam Baxter <kraigsivou_a t_kwourdyoss.mailexpire_d o t_com>
- Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:26:28 (CET)
wow, cobal? great!
kara lottatang <kara_lottatang1_a t_white-star_d o t_com>
- Friday, December 03, 2004 at 02:04:52 (CET)
wow, cobal? great!
kara lottatang <kara_lottatang1_a t_white-star_d o t_com>
- Friday, December 03, 2004 at 02:04:22 (CET)
;-) Great Job on the software. Even though I'm not an IBM mainframe programmer, I am very interested in IBM mainframe hardware and their simulation. Thank you for your work.
James E. Hennke <jhennke_a t_aol_d o t_com>
LaGrange Park, IL USA - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 23:34:04 (CET)
Thanks for a great turnkey system!
Wayne Henley <wayne at wh175 dot com>
Durham, NC US - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 00:06:32 (CET)
it brings back memories of times when man were man and IBM was a puppy
Peter Grootswagers <pgrootswagers_a>
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 22:31:39 (CET)
Great Work
Bruce <bruce192_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Manchester, MAnchester UK - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 23:35:38 (CET)
nice site
Joshua Jacobs <joshuajacobs2_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
UK - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 14:29:47 (CET)
Looks a great idea and very interesting, but I can't find the .ISO Anyone found it? If yes, please advise by e-mail removing 'fictional' from the e-mail address TIA
Rupert Reynolds <rus_a t_fictional.missing-link.cix_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Sedbergh, Cumbria United Kingdom - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 15:34:50 (CET)
A great tool to get familiar with riding dinosaurs -- if there was a mirror any more. Any hints?
Axel Zeilner <azeilner_a>
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 15:14:16 (CEST)
I can not find anyplace to download the turnkey file. Anyone know where I can get hold of it?
Adam Skaffloth <askaffloth_a t_mac_d o t_com>
Sacramento, CA United States - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 10:21:00 (CEST)
I want to try the turnkey system
Adam Skaffloth <askaffloth_a t_mac_d o t_com>
Sacramento, CA United States - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 09:47:48 (CEST)
I've spent quite a few years as an MVS SYSPROG; now I can be lead operator!
Gordon Keehn <GordonKeehn_a t_netzero_d o t_net>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 19:20:16 (CEST)
When at Boulder IBM, I coded non-IBM printer support for MVS, thought I'd try some more of the system .. Hopefully I can get it installed and working .. if not, everyone stand-bye
Stone <CStone80_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Kentucky usa - Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 18:33:10 (CEST)
I enjoy your program and want to learn MVS must more now.
Marius Roets <mroets_a t_mweb_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Durbanville, Western Cape South Africa - Saturday, October 09, 2004 at 19:29:38 (CEST)
I studied on IBM 360/370 in college about 20 years ago, and thought I'd try it out.
Richard Snow <richardsnow_a t_bellsouth_d o t_net>
Shreveport , LA USA - Monday, October 04, 2004 at 04:01:10 (CEST)
What can I say, but Wonderful. Very close to what we have at work. I am no mainframe guru (trying to learn hence me installing the Tur(n)key system) but everything down to the RPF Console is very close. Wonderful system, easy setup, and pretty much flawless startup. I am running this on Linux and when coupled with a stable system like that, I expect great things out of it. Now the learning starts :)
Jim Warwick <wwarwick_a t_wjwarwicks_d o t_com>
Portage, Wi US - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 05:54:00 (CEST)
Thanks for a great turnkey system!
Michael Searcy <msearcy_a t_att_d o t_net>
Dallas , Texas USA - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 19:20:17 (CEST)
Would like to see the interface code from HERCGUI to hercules. Thinking of writing interface from MVS3.8 to hercules for external processing of remote PC files. Is it documented anywhere how to switch from MVS native hercules mode to a PC APP? Could be a reserved user SVC# to switch to PC mode?
steve Interdonato <sinterdonato_a t_dtcc_d o t_com>
New York, New York USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 17:24:43 (CEST)
It's been a long time coming, I'm still at this Systems Programming business 35 years z/OS that almost installs itself. I am looking forward to playing with the good old operating systems environment (another acronym? goose..) and see if my assembler/machine code skills can be found somewhere in that gray matter!
Bill Cousin <willcuz_a t_telus_d o t_net>
Surrey, British Columbia Canada - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 09:09:45 (CEST)
Please drop the FAIL from my email address I would like to order the MVS 3.8J CD for running under Windows 2000 SP4 and I will return a letter containing $15 US. William M Trepak 19640 North 31st Ave 18-2-3 Phoenix, AZ 85027 From what I understand you will trust me by sending the CD and then expecting me to return the money and I would like to do this. By any chance to do you know what the postage would be? Want to verify the address: Volker Bandke Auf dem Brenneick 9A 21220 Seevetal Germany PS. I was a Systems programmer starting on MVT 18 in 1970, moving to MVS 2 1974 and installed every major release of MVS within 90 days (pre/post) of GA. I am now in management and this will be the only way I can play with old memories. I look forward to the install which will be on an IBM 600X laptop with 11 GB hard drive. I am also interested in getting a PL/1, FORTRAN H and COBOL compilers. Is it also possible to get ASM H?
Bill Trepak <wmtrepak_a t_cox_d o t_netFAIL>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 23:38:16 (CEST)
Hi! Seems on the server with the Turnkey_3.iso has the whole /hercules/ directory been removed. Where do I get the ISO now? BitTorrent, anybody? ;-) Thanks --Michael
Michael <michael_a t_drueing_d o t_net>
Reutlingen, GERMANY - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 18:48:00 (CEST)
This is really a great tool. Thanks.
Michel Chartier <chartier_a t_ca.ibm_d o t_com>
Québec, Québec Canada. - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 16:03:35 (CEST)
i'm a mainframe programmer. never thought i'd have a personal mvs. thanks.
o lewis <ovl_a t_worldnet.att_d o t_net>
los angeles, ca usa - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 00:48:18 (CEST)
I am a user of MVS but I am not a System Programmer. Tur(n)key had bring me the possibility to use a personal MVS. Thank you.
Jukka Holopainen <JukkaHolopainen_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Stockholm, Järfälla Sweden - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 20:03:46 (CEST)
It does take me back to the good ol' days.
Frank <fjmsys_a>
Miami, FL USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 17:27:33 (CEST)
Hi Volker, Just doing a refresh of the MVS3.8J turnkey system. Thanks a lot for the effort and commitment. Chuck of the Pacific Northwest
Chuck Moore <chuckmoore55_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Olympia, Washington USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 01:55:20 (CEST)
I'm windows developer and very confused in this IBM world. I want to run COBOL programs on MVS on Hercules emulator and test MS Host Integration Server on same PC. We'll see if this is possible.
Miro Masnoglav <miro.masnoglav_a>
Ljubljana, Slovenia Slovenia - Friday, September 03, 2004 at 15:19:02 (CEST)
Just curious. I was an MVS systems programmer in the early 80's and I wanted to see what this looked like.
Ted Seward <tseward_a t_compuserve_d o t_com>
Fullerton, CA USA - Friday, September 03, 2004 at 00:37:18 (CEST)
I am a user of MVS but I am not a System Programmer. Tur(n)key had bring me the possibility to use a personal MVS. Thank you.
Carlos Lara <carlafi_a t_eldish_d o t_net>
Caracas, Miranda Venezuela - Monday, August 30, 2004 at 22:53:35 (CEST)
What a guy! Thanks for offering your efforts to the masses.
Mark Hamilton <vtex_a t_realtime_d o t_net>
Austin, TX USA - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 23:40:17 (CEST)
Very impressive
Clive Hewett <clive.hewett_a t_ntlworld_d o t_com>
UK - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 18:41:08 (CEST)
A great work - thank you very much! btw: the link to the iso-image is broken, are there any alternatives?
Norbert Oellerer <oellerer_a>
Hamburg, s.a. Germany - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 10:52:29 (CEST)
This may restore my sanity ...
Chris Dawe <chris_a t_distantshore_d o t_com>
Sudney, NSW Australia - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 01:48:40 (CEST)
I want the machines we'll be using to run pentium emulators in order to run that old windows operating system. Meanwhile, this is educational. The layers of cruft are so much more visible in these older OSs. *sigh* wish I still had my VM/SP5 and 6 tapes.
Jim Fondren <imaj_a t_inktomi_d o t_com>
Redwood City, CA - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 05:55:42 (CEST)
This looks wonderful.
Rob <rob.lee_a t_acs-inc_d o t_com>
- Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 00:33:49 (CEST)
Thanks for the effort to create this...
glenn everhart <sysxge_a t_firstusa_d o t_com>
Wilmington, Delaware us - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 14:25:49 (CEST)
Hoping for a career as system programmer.This real mainframe on my PC should add more spice into my dream. Hoping a lot from it. Thanks for keeping such good things online. regards, Dwija
Dwijadas <dwijadas_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 19:44:08 (CEST)
Reinhard Vetterling <Vetterling_a>
Hamburg, 22297 Germany - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 10:06:15 (CEST)
Good job with this - gives an old retired MVS/VM sysprog some interesting stuff.
Chuck Nicholas <cnicholas_a>
Lawrence, KS USA - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 19:03:39 (CEST)
Thanks !!
Joey D. Capps <jdcapps_a t_texas_d o t_net>
Cedar Park, Texas USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 18:38:46 (CEST)
Okay this is a feedback. In the "title" html tags of webpage for Frequently Asked Questions you should me replace Readme File by "Frequently Asked Questions". Like this: MVS Tur(n)key System - Frequently Asked Questions
Bakulesh Thakker <bakulesh_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Mumbai, India - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 14:20:59 (CEST)
I am an Indian programmer now in India but worked sometime in Ireland, UK, USA mostly in COBOL/CICS and Assmbler. I am out of job right now. Employers here pay paltry amounts. Anyway, just wanted to keep in touch with Mainframes. Let us see how it works...
Bakulesh Thakker <bakulesh_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Mumbai, India - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 14:14:43 (CEST)
Steve Bielskie <sbieljr1_a t_verizon_d o t_net>
new jersey usa - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 01:41:00 (CEST)
Nothing more to say: real great
Werner Hess <werner.hess_a t_spirit-in-mind_d o t_net>
Karlsruhe, Germany - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 06:56:43 (CEST)
Bill Pechter <pechter_a t_ureach_d o t_com>
Holmdel, New Jersey USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 18:41:07 (CEST)
The link to the .iso image is currently broken, is there an alternative download site? -- Kalman
Kalman Reti <reti_a>
Boston, MA USA - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 13:32:59 (CEST)
sign me in....;)
Anil <Cool_ap_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
amsterdam, nh holland - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 13:24:57 (CEST)
I think you could adjust the e-mail address to add a legitimate one to your mailing list
John Johnston <au1john from yahoo_d o>
- Monday, July 19, 2004 at 06:58:52 (CEST)
Simply great
Victor de la Fuente <vfuente_a>
- Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 16:32:55 (CEST)
the cd is a great resource, so is the site!
sean dwyer <ewe2_a t_NOSPAM.aardvark_d o>
bendigo, Victoria Australia - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 03:49:29 (CEST)
This is my first time on this Side, I worked on P/390, S/390 e.g and now on PC !!!
Thomas Oeck
Stuvenborn, S:-H. Germany - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 01:26:25 (CEST)
Back to the roots. Last MVS I was responsible for installation is version 3.4. Let's have a look how much knowledge is lost over years...
Ullrich Maenz <ullrichmaenz_a t_netscape_d o t_net>
Hanau, Germany - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 09:56:30 (CEST)
Great stuff - my first work was with a DOS/RS based 360/65. That installation evolved into a 370/148 and 3031 combo. The 148 was replaced with a 4341. All running VM, DOS/RS, and eventually VS1. I never had to deal with MVS (we were a hospital and in those days couldn't afford "big iron") so this is my chance to see what it would have been like. I did work with XA & ESA at Cullinet - but never as a sysprog.
Ian Carrie <icarrie_a t_austin.rr_d o t_com>
Austin, Texas USA - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 00:01:53 (CEST)
I am a former MVS systems programmer attempting to install and run the turnkey MVS and Hercules system. BTW, MVS is not a 'turkey' as implied by the 'tur(n)key' name. MVS, when installed properly, is very reliable; it's just a complicated and batch oriented system.
Robert Hodge <mvs att quatras dott comm>
Troy, Michigan - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 23:02:16 (CEST)
Wonders never cease, outstanding work
Carlos Aguilera Sr <vitoriarest_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Jefferson, Louisiana USA - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 21:13:43 (CEST)
Great stuff this - I started on 'straight' DOS in 1969, graduated onto early VM and OS/VS1 and eventually onto MVS in the early '80s.......You've done a fantastic job with this emulator - keep up the good work.
Chris Penberthy <chris_a t_penberthy_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Randburg, Gauteng South Africa - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 07:10:52 (CEST)
Lindy Mayfield <lindy_a t_lila.homelinux_d o t_com>
Heidelberg, Germany - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 12:22:45 (CEST)
Marc DAhle <marc.dahle_a t_att_d o t_net>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 06:02:04 (CEST)
well done
Andreas Kainz <andreas.kainz_a>
Vienna, Austria - Saturday, July 03, 2004 at 13:01:56 (CEST)
thanks for a good work!
Xavier Fuensanta <xavierf_a>
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 22:31:42 (CEST)
I am a VSE System programmer, thanks to this great work now i can learn a little MVS after 34 years to only work with VSE
Gustavo Torres <gtorres_a t_venezolano_d o t_com>
Caracas, Venezuela - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 19:38:41 (CEST)
Hi, I am a mainframe programmer myself, but not that much experienced. I would also like to have a mainframe emulator that I could play with at home.
Glenn Guevarra <glenn_guevarra_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Manila, Philippines - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 09:42:58 (CEST)
Dino lives on in many different ways.
Ross Johnson <mailrj_a t_rogers_d o t_com>
Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 04:13:57 (CEST)
Excellent work!
Mark Davidson <medavidson_a t_mac_d o t_com>
San Jose, CA United States - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 02:39:06 (CEST)
Great work, I love it already.
Alex <simaradoes_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Lima, Lima Peru - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 10:37:30 (CEST)
I am looking forward to using this soon. Thanks.
M.J <assagiare_a t_yahoo_d o t_co_d o t_jp>
tokyo, japan - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 11:07:14 (CEST)
I'm really looking forward to playing with this system!
Steve Samson <slsmvs_a t_dc.rr_d o t_com>
Palm Desert, California USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 05:07:58 (CEST)
Great site guys, please let me know if you are interested in exchanging links with our sites. http://www.baliprivatevilla_d o t_com
Pramawati <bpv04_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Denpasar, Bali Indonesia - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 05:23:01 (CEST)
Marvelous. Best fun had in ages. Thanks to all those envolved in the project.
Mike Otty <otty_a t_otterman.freeserve_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
- Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 15:35:11 (CEST)
goodie :)= all I have to do is track down os360.tar.gz...
Marius Kjerkreit <thingol_a>
Trondheim, Norway - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 01:13:43 (CEST)
Well done ! Fantastic ! Thanks.
Kanke, Marcelo H. <marcelo_a t_kanke_d o t_net>
São Paulo, SP Brazil - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 00:27:36 (CEST)
Time to play with MVS, and provide a DR backup for data-only volumes.
Ray Mullins <mrm_a>
Roseville, CA USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 00:29:38 (CEST)
I am currently installing Hercules emulator
Carlos Aguilera Sr <vitoriarest_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Jefferson, Louisiana USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 23:45:15 (CEST)
Still trying to find the download location ???
graham webb <email_a t_gewebb.force9_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
UK - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 21:35:22 (CEST)
I can't believe 20 years have gone by since I last used 3.8. I love it.
Uriel Jose Carrasquilla <uriel_a t_adelphia_d o t_net>
Boca Raton, Florida USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 21:22:06 (CEST)
I'm very impressed!
Juan Padilla <jjpnav_a>
Madrid, España - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 01:02:09 (CEST)
Thanks for providing a CDROM that allows me to relive my System/360/MVS past!!!
Lyle Bickley <lbickley_a_t_bickleywest_d o t_com>
Mountain View, CA USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 18:34:51 (CEST)
Jonathan Rovieri <jrovieri_a t_uol_d o>
Itu, Sao Paulo Brazil - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 22:34:43 (CEST)
MVS running on my laptop! Can't believe it.
Satoshi Mizota <mizota_a>
Kochi, Kochi Japan - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 04:51:44 (CEST)
Greatest toy I've ever seen :)
victor <victor.vatamanescu_a>
bucharest, na romania - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 11:35:07 (CEST)
I was a mainframe user from 1970 to about 1980. Like most users, I never thought I would ever own one! This is a wonderful development. I always enjoyed PL/1 as a language, and look forward to working in it again. And I can learn to be a mainframe systems programmer without hurting anyone - not that I expect to become very expert at this stage in my career.
Mike Jeays <Mike.Jeays -at->
Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 21:12:30 (CEST)
We want to use this techonlogy for training atlternative to mainframe.
Russell W. Burry <rburry_a t_axcess_d o t_net>
Lafayette, In USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 21:38:03 (CEST)
i am especally interested in JES3, any chance you can help me to download some of your JES3 material??? and i have tried, it always say, could not be read and contact the site admin. thanks in advance
sunny <sonnen50_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
vancouver, canada - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 23:54:29 (CEST)
Wow. Started without Problems, rigth after installation from Disk..... Good job.
Oliver Klein <info_a>
Duisburg, Germany - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 14:38:42 (CEST)
Thanks for making this available
Clark Powell <cpowell_a t_gemair_d o t_com>
Dayton, Ohio US - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 07:58:48 (CEST)
fine stuff
Michael Otto <michael_otto_a>
Bad Nauheim, Germany - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 17:35:33 (CEST)
George Athanassiou <gathanas_a>
Athens, Greece - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 15:13:56 (CEST)
Been programming 20 years, but never got chance to do systems programming. Will make this work, or die trying
A. Freeman <afr901_a t_tfn_d o t_net>
Tallahassee, Florida USA - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 04:56:30 (CEST)
Fantastic stuff - really appreciate what you have done here. Thanks you!
Mike Bakke <mvs38j_a t_su27.freeserve_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
UK - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 23:41:21 (CEST)
I love it, it takes me back to when I worked on a 370. I am having a problem them after the first ipl, the printers never work. The system says they are inactive. I don't know how to fix that since I was never an operator, just a programmer.
Robert Law <blaw_a t_mkisserve_d o t_com>
Roseville, CA USA - Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 00:39:28 (CEST)
I love it, it takes me back to when I worked on a 370. I am having a problem them after the first ipl, the printers never work. The system says they are inactive. I don't know how to fix that since I was never an operator, just a programmer.
Robert Law <blaw_a t_mkisserve_d o t_com>
Roseville, CA USA - Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 00:10:59 (CEST)
thank's to that box i had my pockets full of money as a student ... (doing some well payd easy programming jobs in the KFK back those days)
René Brandenburger
Germany - Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 11:14:40 (CEST)
Used OS/360 at UCLA and Rand through 21.x, then used MTS at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Last used a "real" computer in 1992.
Daniel Rourke <daniel_rourke_a t_verizon_d o t_net>
Silver Spring, Maryland USA - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 05:39:08 (CEST)
Systems programmer for MVS
Bob Downs <Rdowns_a t_charter_d o t_net>
Victorville, California USA - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 05:21:20 (CEST)
- Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 14:43:24 (CEST)
- Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 14:28:40 (CEST)
I spent 10 years as an operator and production control analyst on MVS when it first came out, 1982 to 1992. I then spent another 8 years writing software for this OS. Did you know the HASPxxx messages coming from JES stand for Houston Automatic Spooling Program originally developed by NASA to allow spooling of data during the space race. Which we won!
Joe Braun <Joe.Braun_a t_Bigfoot_d o t_com>
Blaine, MN USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 03:57:29 (CEST)
This is great! I've always been curious about these old machines but have never gotten close to one. Now I can in the comfort of my own home. Thanks for all the hard work!!
Peter Ekstrom <pekstrom_a t_charter_d o t_net>
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 18:24:25 (CEST)
Dennis Beck <xyzzytime-dna_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Clayton, CA USA - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 17:04:52 (CET)
Greetings ! Thank you for all your hard work ! I'm having a "blast from the past", with my private mainframe !!! Mike
Mike Stramba <mstramba_a t_rogers_d o t_com>
Downsview, Ontario Canada - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 12:56:56 (CET)
Many thanks for this great work.
Markus Mayer <->
Wien, Austria - Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 14:18:09 (CET)
Great ! thanks a lot for a hard a nice job!
Cristian Molaro <cristian_a>
Belgium, Brussels Belgium - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 16:59:57 (CET)
excellent site! thx!
Vasyl Grynyuk <vasyli_a t_bigfoot_d o t_com>
Kiev, Kyyv Ukraine - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 13:17:04 (CET)
Very nice - Thank You.
D. Brian Kimmel <briank-at-progresssystems-com-mon>
Philadelphia Area, PA USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 20:42:39 (CET)
I'm a VM/VSE sys prog who wants to learn MVS
Jim Salvino <jsalvino_a t_nycap.rr_d o t_com>
Scotia, New York USA - Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 02:20:13 (CET)
I would like to thank you and all the Herculeans, keep up the good work, and god bless you all.
Alex Lloyd <alexlloyd54_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Kuwait, Kuwait - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 08:15:44 (CET)
Our customers usually run mainframes, but we don't have the money to run our own for testing/development purposes.
David Horton <d.horton_a t_leadup_d o>
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 02:25:48 (CET)
Great JOB!
Knobi <phn2icarus_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
BR - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 21:56:52 (CET)
haven't mainframed for 20+ years. sounds like fun
Joel <nobody_a t_home_d o t_com>
washington, dc, usa - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 23:05:33 (CET)
Beautiful! Thank you!
Winfried Harbecke <winfried_a t_harbecke_d o t_com>
Bonn, Germany - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 20:09:46 (CET)
Keep up the great work.
Hobart Spitz <hobart_spitz_a t_ly.nospam.cos_d o t_com>
Dulles, Virginia USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 20:49:43 (CET)
Thanks for all your hard work putting this together. Hercules and your Turnkey system are both great!
Jeff Snyder <jsnyder_a t_cox_d o t_net>
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 07:53:47 (CET)
Amazing !!!
Fernando Roxo <mvs at GETRIDOFTHIS roxo dot org>
Curitiba, Paraná Brazil - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 01:41:20 (CET)
Was a 370 support tech
sean batson <seanbatson_a t_nuffnetworks_d o t_com>
- Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 15:57:44 (CET)
great work and thanks
Willem van den Haak <willem.vandenhaak_a t_ecs-group_d o t_com>
Brussels, Belgium - Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 12:57:31 (CET)
Just seeing if I can actually get this running :-)
Another Novice
- Friday, February 06, 2004 at 14:48:37 (CET)
very kewl
Peter Sargent <psargent at austin.rr_d o t_com>
- Monday, January 26, 2004 at 00:33:24 (CET)
Thanks for a great distribution!
Dan Hale <danDOThale_a t_mindspringDOTcom>
Marietta, GA USA - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 03:15:50 (CET)
Thanks for Tur(n)key,I could have a whole new testing environment
Macroni <macroni_a t_ethome_d o>
Taipei, Taiwan - Friday, January 16, 2004 at 17:43:37 (CET)
WOW! Wish I'd found this awhile back
James King <JamesDKing_a t_uNITEDsTATESOFaMRICA/drop_the_CAPS_b4__d o t_net>
Oakland Park, FL USA - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 03:29:32 (CET)
I am a novice to herculas community. I am just trying to build the same for the first time for my friend who wants to work on the same. wish me luck ...
ojas <ojasoza_a t_rediffmail_d o t_com>
bangalore, karnataka india - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 09:59:43 (CET)
Excellent work!
Mark E. Davidson <medavid_a t_ix_d o t_netcom_d o t_com>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 09:43:22 (CET)
I've been using one of the tur(n)key systems for about a year. Thanks -- it's great!
Bob Flanders <noshpam911_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Fairfax, VA USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 14:48:22 (CET)
What a fabulous idea, a mainframe emulator. Another toy to run om my Linux box, and compliment my Solaris and HP-UX based systems. :-#)
Matthew Piechotta
- Monday, December 22, 2003 at 08:29:04 (CET)
This rocks!!
Klementi Suvorov <teamloser_a t_netzero_d o t_net>
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 03:43:32 (CET)
Thanks for your job and all what you are doing !
raymond <raymond-le-roux_a>
VANNES, FRANCE - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 16:10:14 (CET)
Great site, and thanks for your effort! Has anyone approached IBM to start a hobbyist program like DEC/Compaq/HP has for OpenVMS?
Jason Brady <jr_brady comcast ...dotchar .._d o t_net>
Lynnwood, WA USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 01:09:33 (CET)
Pedro Rodrigues <pombo_a>
Lisbon, Portugal - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 19:05:37 (CET)
As someone said before me, MY OWN MAINFRAME! Wow!
Michal Weintraub <mwei_a t_gmx_d o t_net>
Berlin, Germany - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 01:05:16 (CET)
I am just starting with Hercules and would like to learn more about the 'Big Iron' :-)
Digital Centipide <digitalcentipide_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
New Delhi, New Delhi India - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 08:52:48 (CET)
Just starting with Hercules and MVS 3.8 on a PC (with XP btw). We are using it in place of a P390 to recover and validate missing Cobol or Assembler source code. (Yes, it CAN be done!) Thanks so much for all your work on this.
Suellen Shrable <suellen_a t_mangle-_a t_mindspring_d o t_com>
Roswell, GA USA - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 21:12:53 (CET)
Who said Dinosaur's are extinct? More power to them! Mainframe Sysprog (20 years)
Kevin Lassen <kev_a t_lassen_d o t_co_d o t_nz>
Palmerston North, New Zealand - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 06:59:07 (CET)
An excellent idea. hope I can run it on XP!
Mike Bruce <mike.bruce_a t_breathe_d o t_com>
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K. - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 15:12:18 (CET)
It gives me the opportunity to learn and practise with PU/LUs, XCOM, SNA... connections with Unix because at work I do not have a "testing host". You're doing a good job!
Xavi <x_a t_metrobcn_d o t_com>
Barcelona, Catalunya - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 10:53:39 (CET)
hello, keep the history alive.
Edgar Hofmann <hofmann_e_a>
- Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 09:45:05 (CET)
I have been a mainframe systems programmer for 32 years.
Jim Provan <jprovan_a t_58thstdev_d o t_net>
Countryside, IL USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 01:25:30 (CET)
Thanks for all !!
Julio Portillo <jpgvrs_a t_telefonica_d o t_net>
Madrid, Spain - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 19:45:20 (CET)
He llegado a trabajar con emulacion 1401 en OS/360, pero este emulador (Hercules) es lo mejor que me he visto y que gracias a el puedo divertirme con mi hobby que es el MVS. Mi meta despues de trabajar con un MVS R2.10 es llegar a poner CICS, DB2 y MQSeries. Tambien ver la posibilidad de que pueda trabajar con el OS/390 R1.4 simulando una Trex. Gracias por brindarnos gratuitamente el Hercules.
Angel Alonso A. <Angel_Alonso_Alvarez_a t_infonegocio_d o t_com>
Coslada, Madrid España - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 06:23:25 (CET)
Impressive thing, this Hercules. I was intrigued as to what is possible on my PC, hence the interest in this environment.
Karl-Koenig KOENIGSSON <karl-konig.q.konigsson_a>
Solna, Sweden - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 12:23:37 (CET)
Just like to play with My OWN MVS
Claessens Karel <claessek_a t_be.ibm_d o t_com>
Antwerp, Belgium - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 09:23:42 (CET)
SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG CHINA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 07:49:17 (CET)
Just intrigued by the thought of running MVS on a PC.
Wendel Bordelon <rwb_a t_mindless.(nospam)_d o t_com>
Houston, TX - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 18:28:15 (CET)
Just an old sole that is happy to see the old stuff still living
Michael McGinley <michael.mcginley_a>
Munich, Bayern Germany - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 22:17:12 (CET)
Thanks everybody who has contributed to get this up and running. I am happy to run Hercules on Linux (I am not that familiar with Linux yet - nor Hercules but hope to get it going soon). I ran it under windows before and are interested in trying to get it up and running under XP. Enybody done that? Anyway - keep up the good work - Dagfinn
Dagfinn Hammar <dagfinn.hammar_a>
Bergen, Hordaland Norway - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 23:15:02 (CET) been working with the Tyrnkey #2 for a while. Great work!
Holger Miller <holger109_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Edison, New Jersey USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 21:10:31 (CET)
Interesting - and a good way for me to reeducate myself on some of the parts of MVS that I have forgot over the last 16 years. Thank you!
Bob Rudolph <Bob.Rudolph_a>
Baltimore, MD USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 18:58:31 (CET)
Just heard about this wonderful product from Sam Knutson at NaSTEC 17.1!
Radi Shourbaji <r.shourbaji_a t_naspa_d o t_com>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 16:48:05 (CET)
A very interesting software
Joey Tapic <joeyrt_a t_ispbonanza_d o>
Manila, Philippines - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 07:44:27 (CET)
Thanks for the great work! It relives good times!
Benno Zuure <bzuure_a>
Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 17:52:28 (CEST)
ALL-SYSTEMS WARM START IS IN PROGRESS !!! I wish this was available some years ago... Congratulations !!!
Ricardo López <lorick1963_a>
Barcelona, Spain - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 11:54:50 (CEST)
MVS - the only OS you'll ever need!
Jeff Ream <mainframe_a t_jwream.mailshell_d o t_com>
Terre Haute, IN USA - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 02:11:35 (CEST)
Michael Jahns <michaeljahns_a>
Kiel, Germany - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 20:05:14 (CEST)
Michael Jahns <michaeljahns_a>
Kiel, Germany - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 20:05:04 (CEST)
john mullee <jmullee at lapsedhippy_d o t_com>
Castlebar, Co. Mayo Ireland - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 13:34:40 (CEST)
It has been a long time since I've used MVS so this will be a little like reliving history.
Michael Short <Michael.Short_a t_Towers_d o t_com>
Philadelphia, PA US - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 04:25:38 (CEST)
Excellent site... this is so cool!
Mark Davidson <medavidson_a t_mac_d o t_com>
San Jose, CA USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 20:49:28 (CEST)
Das System ist sehr gut. Ich suche noch nach Installations Doku. für Hercules. MfG Gerhard Reichert
Gerhard Reichert <gerhard_reichert_a>
Heilbronn, BW Germany - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 15:11:15 (CEST)
Great site! I really enjoyed my visit here. Keep up good work, guys! Thanks.
drunk chicks <admin_a t_drunkgirls_d o t_com>
United States - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 13:13:42 (CEST)
Just checkin' it out
Jerald Sheets <jsheets_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 23:45:51 (CEST)
I recently got cd-3 from a share conference. I also have an up to date copy of cygwin on my machine. When I try to run "install.bat" it warns that I have more than one copy of cygwin1.dll on my system, and then after I type secret, it gives me the same warning, tells me to try again, and goes into a loop. I managed to install successfully on my home system, I think because it has an old copy of cygwin. After I ipl'd successfully I get my traditional tso command prompt, but without ISPF what do I do ?? where do I start?? Is there an ispf replacement I can invoke to get myself started ????
Stephen J Bovy <stephen.bovy_a t_ca_d o t_com>
West Hills, CA Los Angeles - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 00:29:40 (CEST)
Give me time, I discover, thank you BLM
LE MERRER <bernard.lemerrer_a>
Villeneuve La Garenne, France - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 14:02:16 (CEST)
I was just looking for a P/390E to experiment with. Then I found Hercules and the Tur(n)key System. Much better to experiment with.
Rob Scholl <rob_a t_scholls_d o t_net>
Edmond, OK USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 18:09:06 (CEST)
Thanks for all the efforts into Tur(n)key it is a great product that I have searched for from the day I started working on the Mainframe. I cant wait for version 4 to come out. Great job...
Fon Roberts <fon_a t_sbcglobal_d o t_net>
Chico, California USA - Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 03:00:20 (CEST)
Excellent system for learning mainframe stuff
Nick Rawlings <turnkey_a t_nickrawlings_d o t_net>
Perth, Western Australia Australia - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 21:09:23 (CEST)
As /390 crack I love to play with hercules. Would be great to get LINUX/zSeries running.
Josef Bogad <josef.bogad_a>
Vienna, Austria - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 18:00:55 (CEST)
looking for new iso
Ernest Hinds <ernest.hinds_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
El Cerrito, CA USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 05:30:27 (CEST)
Using herc to explain to my class how things are done on mainframes. They certainly have only seen windows PCs.
Bruce Campbell <baruch_a t_intelligentflight_d o t_com>
USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 21:55:42 (CEST)
I'm setting my PowerBook up with Hercules and as many OS's as I (legally) can. A "pocket mainframe." Thanks for keeping this together.
Jonathan Springer <springjp_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
New York, NY United States - Thursday, September 04, 2003 at 19:38:17 (CEST)
Reeaally old mainframe programmer. My first IBM mainframe was a 360/30 with paper tape input and 32 KB of memory running TOS - betcha' didn't know that IBM ever had a tape operating system!
Peter Ferzoco <pete.ferzoco_a t_grokmore_d o t_com>
Yorba Linda, CA USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 07:58:30 (CEST)
Reeaally old mainframe programmer
Peter Ferzoco <pete.ferzoco_a t_grokmore_d o t_com>
Yorba Linda, CA USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 07:54:29 (CEST)
Impressive stuff!
Lennart Henang <lennart.henang_a>
Stockholm, Sweden Sweden - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 09:52:15 (CEST)
Mr. Wizard: Needless to say I am quite proud to be a part of this. You are the reason I am where I am. But most of all you are a great friend.
Joseph Williamson aka "Little Train" <Charles_J_Williamson_a t_bankone_d o t_com>
Columbus, Ohio - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 21:03:15 (CEST)
Stacy Morang <morang_a t_world.std_d o t_com>
- Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 23:01:16 (CEST)
This looks *very* interesting...
Ian Worthington <IanWorthington_a t_usa_d o t_net>
England - Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 23:06:33 (CEST)
Peter Radig <peter_a>
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 22:42:10 (CEST)
good stuff
Mario Dias Ferraretto <mario_a t_sofos_d o>
São Paulo, SP Brazil - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 23:55:16 (CEST)
very intresting
julien jerome <julienjerome_a t_caramail_a t_com>
- Friday, August 01, 2003 at 20:39:25 (CEST)
Thanks a lot. I'm a former Amdahl SE and converted many customers from MVT, SVS, DOS to MVS 3.8. Brings back memories
Don Gentry <dgentry1_a t_jam.rr_d o t_com>
Madison, Mississippi USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 03:11:33 (CEST)
Great , Excellent Job!
Nick Dordea <ndordea_a>
Austin, Texas USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 00:03:24 (CEST)
Nice site, can't wait to try this!
Klementi Suvorov <teamloser_a t_netzero_d o t_net>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 23:29:31 (CEST)
Who would have thought in 1974 when I started my career on an IBM 370/145 with a MASSIVE 256Kb of REAL storage and OS/VS1 running THREE partitions (Remember those? Nothing to do with HDAs!)that I would be looking at running it, and others like it, on a Notebook PC. My all time favourite OS is OS/MVS release 2 and above with the JES3 (not JES2, although that is cool, too) subsystem. A very big THANK YOU to all and any who have made this possible. Keep up the good work! ;-}
Paul A. Cheshire <nobillgates_a t_ntlworld_d o t_com>
Bracknell, Berkshire UK - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 15:20:10 (CEST)
Mvs38j looks terrific..., thanks! But, why not thinking about HICS (Hercules Information Control System) project ?
Daniele Donadel <d.donadel_a>
Venice, Italy - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 15:57:30 (CEST)
The turnkey system makes it very easy to install and use. THANK YOU for taking the time to create such a turnkey system. The first system i sysgen'ed was called OS/VS1 and now a cd for mvs 3.8 turnkey system for a pc to download is great. As an Assembler Programmer, in 1975 or 73? I have to use punch Cards, to compile and execute a program using an IBM 360. Now I have mvs running on my network and using other network desktop's to log into the system! using vista tn3270. Keep up the good work
Jesse Tomasello <jesse.tomasello_a t_jc-a_d o t_net>
DFW, TEXAS U. S. A. - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 13:30:29 (CEST)
You did a great job. thanxs
Markus Burkhardt <markus.burkhardt_a>
Stuttgart, Germany - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 10:25:44 (CEST)
I've been an MVS system programmer up to 1983. This emulator makes me remember that ages. I like the concept.
Alejandro <delavillaa_a t_infotron_d o>
Argentina - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 18:07:43 (CEST)
Been playing with Hercules for sometime now. It's great to be able to show my kids what I used to work with.
Mack Barss <mbarss_a t_mts_d o t_net>
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 20:19:23 (CEST)
DR .MUGU <MUGU_a t_LOME_d o t_com>
Lome, TOGO - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 06:06:16 (CEST)
Interesting .... Let's see if I get this up and running besides my SIMH emulation of a VAX 750....
S. Jonsson
- Monday, July 14, 2003 at 15:45:12 (CEST)
Looking forward to getting this up and running. While working in an mvs environment, having somewhere `safe` to try stuff out will be awesome Thanks ......rod
Roderick Olliver <rolliver_a>
Oakville, Ontario Canada - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 05:12:22 (CEST)
Looking forward to re-living some old memories.
Steve Parckar <sjparckar2_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Australia - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 12:59:24 (CEST)
Awesome! I can't wait to try this out! In return, a free gift of music awaits you at http://www.skyprod_d o t_com/artists0.html. Enjoy!
Michael Cook <mvs-turnkey_a t_skyprod_d o t_com>
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 03:47:49 (CEST)
Awesome stuff. I'm 20 years+ in big iron (VTAM / TCP/IP / MVS / OS390 systems programmer). Can't say enough good things about the job you've done.
Bolan <bolan_a t_tconl_d o t_com>
Omaha, NE USA - Friday, July 11, 2003 at 04:53:32 (CEST)
Really brings back memories.....
Tom Chandler <tchandle_a t_railspot_d o t_com>
Bossier City, La. USA - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 23:22:16 (CEST)
Lovely. Made my day (which is saying something) Pieter Bali Villa Rentals
Pieter Reiker <Pieter Reiker>
Jimbaran Hills, Bali Indonesia - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 16:46:08 (CEST)
Super site darlings. Thanks awfully Peter
Peter DeSavery <Peter DeSavery>
Bristol, Avon England - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 16:34:54 (CEST)
Like to have fun with world I lived in the 70's and 80's as a sysprog.
Wil Tegelaar <wil.tegelaar_a>
roosendaal, Nederland - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 20:35:38 (CEST)

Last time I worked with MVS 3.8 was in 1985. The first time was 10 years earlier, in 1975 when MVS was at the release 2 level (OS/VS2 Rel.2). Next time will be on my modest IBM IntelliStation which has more MIPS, more RAM, more Gigs than the entire datacenter had back then. As a by-the-way, the last sysgen I ran was for OS/VS1, called SVS, the virtual memory offspring of OS/MFT.
Andreas F. Geissbuehler <notify_a t_afgc-inc_d o t_com>
Montreal, Quebec Canada - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 14:06:22 (CEST)

... I will be a good member...... thanks.
Kim, Bumseok <webmaster_a>
Seoul, Seoul Korea - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 14:01:52 (CEST)

I've been working in the mainframe world a relatively short time. I've been a mainframe operator for four years. Now thanks to Hercules and the MVS Turnkey system I have my own "mainframe" at home to play with. What a rush!!!
Kevin Monceaux <OwnedByDogs_a t_grandecom_d o t_net>
Waco, TX USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 00:03:21 (CEST)

way cool stuff...using MVS to recover data from old 9 track tapes..
Dave Jones <djones_a t_sinenomine_d o t_net>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 17:57:20 (CEST)

Being unemployed at the moment I downloaded the Turnkey #3 files the hard way but the effort was well worth it. Setup ran perfectly and I had MVS up and running within minutes. I had also downloaded RPF 1.5.1 and got that installed so quickly that I was amazed that the jobs had actually run. This is great stuff Volker, well done!
Tom Downie <TomDownie_a t_tomdownie.fsnet_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 00:41:37 (CEST)

I have tried previous versions of the turnkey system, may download this new one now that I have my system relatively stable. (new hardware was a little difficult to get working). I am subscribed to several of the hercules groups but am not using hercules for any projects at the moment.
Richard Snow <rsnow1_a t_charter_d o t_net>
Marshall, TX USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 00:24:08 (CEST)

Great stuff
Gerhard <Gerhard.Prinsloo_a t_emid_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Pretoria, South Africa - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 19:23:20 (CEST)

Sounds exciting, looking forward to install it!
P Pretorius <peet.pretorius_a t_t-systems_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Cape Town, South Africa - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 11:56:54 (CEST)

Good Stuff!!
Neil Duckworth <neilduckworth_a t_ntlworld_d o t_com>
Reading, - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 14:19:54 (CEST)

Looking forward to having fun with this...
Norman Hollander <norman-hollander_a>
Hollywood, CA USA - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 06:03:15 (CEST)

Great stuff guys... still can;t get RPF into the linklist but I will prevail!!! :o)
Robbie <rob.doughty_a>
Canberra, NSW Australia - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 14:32:55 (CEST)

Wow! An IBM S/370 emulation running MVS 3.8J on my computer! Now I can learn everything I always wanted to and actually try it on the "big iron". Thanks for the CDROM distrobution! I allows folks the chance to work with an environment that they might not otherwise be able to.
Bryan Parks <bry4np4rks_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
London, Ohio USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 13:12:03 (CEST)

retired software enginner - ibm mainframe 390
glenn e. miller <millerge_a t_ptd_d o t_net>
east stroudsburg, pennsylvania U.S.A. - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 19:29:51 (CEST)

Jonathan Follows <jonathan_a t_jonathanfollows_d o t_com>
Manchester, UK - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 12:16:59 (CEST)

res <awdrgyjilp30_a t_excite_d o t_co_d o t_jp>
- Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 09:53:27 (CEST)

Let's learn !
Fabio De Santi <fsanti1_a t_yahoo_d o>
Sao Paulo, SP BR - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 19:20:30 (CEST)

Looking for something to keep my MVS skills sharp from my MacOS X iMac.
Donald Lamar Davis II <ddavis2_a t_d3dinc_d o t_com>
Hattiesburg, MS USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 01:43:25 (CEST)

I am trying to turn the clock back 35 years to bake me fell 25 again
Terry Byfield <tbyfield_a t_bigpond_d o t_com>
SYDNEY, NSW AUSTRALIA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 10:29:21 (CEST)

Keep it up!
Luis Andrade <lmandrade_a>
Queijas, Portugal - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 16:29:18 (CEST)

no comments yet, just starting
Rob DAVIDS <rdavids_a t_au1.ibm_d o t_com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 04:10:42 (CEST)

This whole thing is a hoot. I look forward to getting MVS running.
Bill Rowe <bill_rowe_ottawa_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Ottawa, Ontario canada - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 03:57:05 (CEST)

Fantastic, dynamite stuff !!
Paul Treffers <p.treffers_a>
Leiden, ZH The Netherlands - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 09:09:30 (CEST)

Bruno Novak <bnovak_a>
Zagreb, CROATIA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 10:33:53 (CEST)

Hei,du! Du har et prosjekt på gang
Liv Kari
Norwegen - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 09:35:04 (CEST)

I needed a primer for running an IBM System/370 operating system, such as, MVS for relearning mainframe basics to get a mainframe programming job. I don't know, but it would be great if there were other work-like tools for education purposes, such as, a COBOL compiler, JCL-like, and CICS like stuff.
Daniel Morgan <danmorg_a t_sc.rr_d o t_com>
Columbia, South Carolina USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 16:32:50 (CEST)

i dey i nver go biko great site.
OMO LAGOS <OMOEKO_a t_OMO_d o t_com>
ishan, imo USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 05:16:46 (CEST)

Thanks for the distribution. I want to learn some COBOL, PL/I, and Algol programming basics and it's great to have a real IBM environment available. Please add me to your mailing list.
Jeffrey H. Johnson <jeff_a t_cqasys_d o t_com>
Boca Raton, Florida United States - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 03:12:46 (CEST)

Turnkey is: How to remind old hares of old tricks. When will Turnkey 4.0 be released?
Eckehart Stamer <ecki_a>
Dresden, Sachsen Deutschland - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 11:51:39 (CEST)

Very nice work! Now if only IBM would grant personal licenses for z/OS...
Michael Llewellyn <mikellewellyn_a t_comcast_d o t_net>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 07:51:20 (CEST)

Finally! I can build my assembler programs on my desktop.
Bruce Rogge <bruce.rogge_a t_compuware_d o t_com>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 22:18:20 (CEST)

This is great. It allows me to relive a part of my "youth"
Peter Sargent <pbsargent_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
- Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 19:13:07 (CEST)

Great ! I was looking for a good free mainframe system for a friend, and I was afraid with IBM licence problem with Hercules, since the new not very comprehensible behavior of IBM against Hercules
Naibed <Naibed_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Overijse, Belgium - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 15:36:39 (CEST)

Well done!
Wassmann, Stefan <Stefan.Wassmann_a>
Böblingen, Germany - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 12:01:40 (CEST)

I just found this site and it's great. I've been on mainframes for more than 20 years writing software. I'm looking forward to developing some application software for this. Thanks BILL
William A> Phillips <ejjeamore_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 06:02:52 (CEST)

Excellent work ! A mainframe running on a PC. And using few system resources. Now who would have believed that 15 years ago.
Don Stewart <donald_a t_genient_d o t_com>
- Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 16:06:48 (CET)

Finally a chance to learn on a mainframe without the hassle and expense of owning one :) if only...
Denny Mingus <denny.mingus_a>
Lubbock, TX US - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 06:13:36 (CET)

I grew up using MVS. Good to be able to use the 'Old Iron' again :)
Greg Johnson <johnsong_a>
Lynnwood, WA USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 05:08:39 (CET)

Turnkey is an excellent piece of work - thank you!
Tonny Petersen <tonnypetersen_a t_mail_d o t_ org>
Denmark - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 20:08:45 (CET)

Would like to get back into Hercules and MVS
Bertus Bekker <BertusB_a t_ComparexAfrica_d o t_co_d o t_za>
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 08:23:49 (CET)

G'day from Down Under! Very nice website. Please visit my website and South Australia!!! :)
Adelaide, South Australia AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 01:39:14 (CET)

It's great to play with a real operating system again.
Heinz Drews <heinz_a>
Austin, Texas USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 18:07:18 (CET)

What a great way to force myself to learn a little about Linux by using the greatest Operating System of all time.
kenneth J. Smith <kjsmith_a t_alaska_d o t_net>
Anchorage, Alaska USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 23:57:22 (CET)

Thanks for all your hard work - brings me back to the days of my youth - when men were men, women were women, and computers ran MVS!
Bill Horton <bhorton_a>
Kingsport, Tennessee USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 03:03:58 (CET)

Cool, it'll be nice to have a backup if my P/500 fails. P.S. DFH1500
Kevin Kinney <kkinney_a t_fuse_d o t_net>
Cincinnati, OH 45241 - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 17:50:47 (CET)

MUGU <MUGU_a t_EMAIL_d o t_com>
LAGOS, LAGOS NIGERIA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 16:35:05 (CET)

Wonderful. I can learn MVS using my own machine! Just can't imagine it ;-)
Tanmoy <tanmoydada_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Singapore - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 15:41:26 (CET)

There are three things I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. -Linus Van Pelt
Peanutsss Quotes <peanutsss_a>
USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 22:18:41 (CET)

This is great
Bill Rowe <bill.rowe_a t_rogers_d o t_com>
Ottawa, ON canada - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 02:23:01 (CET)

Playing with Hercules on OS-X (Jaguar)
Peter Rhys Jenkins <peter.rhys.jenkins_a t_attglobal_d o t_net>
Northborough, MA USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 18:47:12 (CET)

Wanna learn more about MVS
michjosi <rantanplan__a t_gmx_d o t_net>
Munich, Bavaria Germany - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 21:44:07 (CET)

thanks you guys i due here keep it up.
obinna <bombomuk_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
benin, delta baf - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11:48:52 (CET)

More stuff for running in emulation on Mac OSX would be nice! I will finally have a real use for Macs (since running Genera on MacIvory with my Quadra!)
Chris Daniels <cuvtixo_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Arlington, Massachusetts USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 07:18:08 (CET)

The turn key system is a great starting place for building additional MVS, VM, and OS/390 Images. Thanks...
John Bellomy <bellomy_a t_attglobal_d o t_net>
Vallejo, CA USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 16:03:56 (CET)

Thanks so much for taking the time to create the Tur(n)key System. Makes getting hercules up and running extreamly easy!
Jim Turner <Jim_a t_TurnersHouse_d o t_net>
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 18:15:16 (CET)

Pretty cool. Now I've got VMS and MVS on same computer :)
Saku Setala <setala_a>
Espoo, Finland - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 00:58:59 (CET)

Volker, Your CD is truly an outstanding achievement. Congratulations and many many thanks for your generous work.
Martin Paquet <
Montréal, Québec Canada - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 03:13:44 (CET)

Now I'm a 100% nerd!
Don Taylor <dzt80_a t_amdahl_d o t_com>
Manchester, UK - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 19:26:15 (CET)

Just great!! Don't have words to describe the feeling!
Manish Bansal <bansal98_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
India - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 09:02:16 (CET)

Thank you.
Johannes Magnusson <johannes_magnusson_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Boston, MA USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 17:41:23 (CET)

Let's do the time-warp again - back to 1988 (or was it 75?) And in an easier-than-ServerPac distribution that IPLs first time on my old Linux-Mandrake 6.1 (kernel 2.2) system. Wonderful!
Greg J. Holwell <greg_holwell_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 12:42:21 (CET)

GREAT !! MVS 3.8 is running, i'm trying now VM/370. (Later on maybe DOS/VS; that's where I started 30 years ago)
Hans-Georg Maier <hans-g.maier_a>
Renningen, Germany - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 20:25:23 (CET)

GREAT !! MVS 3.8 is running, i'm trying now VM/370. (Later on maybe DOS/VS; that's where I started 30 years ago)
Hans-Georg Maier <hans-g.maier_a>
Renningen, Germany - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 20:22:46 (CET)

Great job. I run it under XP/SP1, and will try it under RedHat 8.0.
Hilman Hanafiah <hilhan_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Kuwait, Kuwait - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 11:14:32 (CET)

Wonderful piece of work. I still can't get over having my own private version of our late '80s corporate mainframes... glad I don't also have the 2000 or so users, though! :)
Chris Hedley <cbh_a t_teabag.demon_d o t_co_d o t_uk>
Oxford, England - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 12:24:17 (CET)

The mainframe is still the best overall platform in ALL aspects.
Robert Michaud <rmichaud_a>
Laprairie, Quebec Canada - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 18:34:52 (CET)

Gimme gimme gimme shame we didn't have this 20 years ago
neil briggs <neilbriggs_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Wassenaar, Netherlands - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 11:24:54 (CET)

I did early bug fixes and design for MVS/SP in 1974-78 when working for IBM at Kingston NY and at an IBM Lab in Uithoorn Netherlands outside Amsterdam. Did TSO SNA support and LInkage Editor fixes.
steve Interdonato <stevendonato_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Long Beach, New York USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 20:54:47 (CET)

Tur(n)key #3 is fantastic !! ... Thanks !
Dirk Olefs <dibirk_a>
Kerpen, Germany - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 23:40:33 (CET)

I'm in the process of acquiring MVS 3.8J at this time. Great work. I worked as an Operator on an IBM 3090-600J in 1989 and consulted on large IBM systems thereafter as a programmer and database designer. My beginning in IBM big iron began in 1978 on an IBM 360 and later 370-158, and 370-148. Great Work!
Gerald Miller <gmiller.ceo_a t_494Corp_d o t_com>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 15:07:05 (CET)

win? pfui. Linux? good. MVS? the best!!!!
Antonio <acmvs_a t_netscape_d o t_net>
Milano, IItaly - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 16:06:14 (CET)

Eduardo Henrique Rocha <duzao_blues_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Campinas , SP Brasil - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 07:32:26 (CET)

Just another dinosaur looking for a way to make my PC useful.
Shelley Giles <s_e_g_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 23:25:54 (CET)

Excellent work! MUCH simpler than I remember installing MVS 3.8J when it was IBM's newest operating system. Thanks for your contribution.
Lyle Gleason <wlgleason_a t_att_d o t_net>
Quinton, VA USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 07:47:54 (CET)

I am new to Hercules I am having a good time getting to know my own Mainframe.
Michael <MSakara31_a t_aol_d o t_com>
Hopkins , SC USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 06:18:21 (CET)

This is such an excellent tool!!!!
Mary B. Winfield & Frank DeCostanzo <adriaticceo_a t_netscape_d o t_net>
New York, NY USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 18:21:02 (CET)

Nice System, Brings back lot's of fond memories...
Chuck Bolvin <cbolvin_a t_mindspring_d o t_com>
- Friday, November 29, 2002 at 18:29:44 (CET)

This is great ! Love it and use it ... although fighting a protection exception in the os right now ....
Peter Horner <peter.horner_a>
Zürich, Zürich Switzerland - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 08:23:01 (CET)

Nice, nice work!
Jordi Guillaumes <jg_a>
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 21:12:42 (CET)

Great piece of work.. Just like the dinosaur days!
Dave Lipson <dlipper_a t_juno_d o t_com>
Cherry Hill, NJ USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 21:14:57 (CET)

phil dickinson <phil_a t_chathamhill_d o t_com>
au - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 01:35:32 (CET)

Fun! My first sysgen was a E/MFT release 13 + HASP 1968 on a 360/40 witn 128k memory. Now it is Z/OS. I can now reinstall some of my my old system modifications again at home on mvs 3.8J. Thank you!
Åke Ahlstedt <ake.ahlstedt_a>
Solna, Stockholm Sweden - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 01:24:04 (CET)

Working on EAI projects and want to do something similar at home
Michael Lüghausen <michael.lueghausen_a t_gmx_d o t_net>
53567 Buchholz, Germany - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 18:47:29 (CET)

Ernest Hinds <hinds_a t_attbi_d o t_com>
El Cerrito, CA USA - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 19:22:33 (CET)

Definitely a walk down memory lane... Hanging "tapes" and running JES2 reminds me of my university days, when I worked as shift operator to pay the bills. Bravo.
Dehn Loder <dehn_loder (at) rogers_d o t_com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 18:26:00 (CET)

Too, too cool.....
Eric Seftel <eseftel_a t_optonline_d o t_net>
Lake Hiawatha, NJ USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 19:24:14 (CET)

Unbelievable, how fast I came to my 1st MVS IPL at my PC! Thanks a lot!
Uwe Steller <UWE.STELLER at T - ONLINE ...>
Karlsruhe, Germany - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 15:42:07 (CET)

I'm interessted to install MVS on my PC. I'm a system programmer for z/OS and work in a IBM 2064 environment. I hope it will be funny and succesfull after normal work.
Siegbert Bruecken <bruecken_a>
Muenster, Germany NRW - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 21:47:34 (CET)

Victor Palenzuela <vpalenzuela_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Madrid, Spain - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 00:40:33 (CET)

As a young Cobol Programmer, it's about 30 years ago, I have sent punched Cards over by RJE to a big, expensive and relatively slow Monster (IBM 360-H50). Now I have all this Stuff (and a Lot more) up and running on my Laptop ! Nearly Incredible ! TERA-Thanks to all of You !
Simon Loertscher <sloer_a>
Erlenbach / Zurich, ZH Switzerland - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 17:39:27 (CET)

I really appreciate your work! THANKS :)
Philip DeKoker <pdekoker_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Lansing, IL US - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 23:14:34 (CET)

I have this dream of IBM instituting a program of "educational uses" OS/390 restricted to college students use... maybe someday!
Jeffrey Velasquez <jeffreyvelasquez_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Fresno, CA USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:25:20 (CET)

My first computer as a student was a S/390 with VM/CMS in University, thanks to Hercules and its authors some of that is coming back to my PC!
Peter Klotz <pklotz_a>
Stuttgart, Germany - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 19:02:23 (CEST)

I am an old time MVS user when now does PC's/Windows
Richard N. COLVARD <tprnc_a t_socalgas_d o t_com>
Torrance, California USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 21:18:13 (CEST)

As an MVS Programmer I always wanted to run MVS at home or be an operator/SYSADM. The Turnkey system gave me both this pleasures easily! It is a very fine piece of work! Congratulations and Thanks for your time,effort and Care to all of us!
Pahis Ioannis - Paris <pahisjon_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Markopoulo, Attiki Greece - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 08:46:42 (CEST)

Hope that we can get PL360 included as a substitute for/alternative to the various IBM assemblers on the Tur(n)key some time in the not-too-distant future.
Ronald H. Tatum <rhtatum_a t_door_d o t_net>
Lubbbock, Texas USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 22:09:54 (CEST)

I've heard great things about this and I'm looking forward to enhancing my knowledge base. Thanks for the opportunity
Tony Vaz <ttdinc_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 14:47:56 (CEST)

Truly a work of art.
Bruce Pocock <pocock_bruce_a t_emc_d o t_com>
Titusville, Florida U.S.A. - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 01:36:39 (CEST)

Volker, you are simply good people in my book. I appreciate all the stuff that you do for the community. -Paul
Paul Raulerson <praulerson_a t_hor.rr_d o t_com>
Belton, Texas USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 22:14:12 (CEST)

Thanks for the Turnkey edition.
Michael Babbitt <mbabbitt_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Seattle, WA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 06:30:51 (CEST)

Thanks for the Turnkey edition.
Michael Babbitt <mbabbitt_a t_hotmail_d o t_com>
Seattle, WA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 06:30:49 (CEST)

Just playing
Darren Wilkerson <darwood_a t_earthlink_d o t_net>
Tampa, Florida - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 22:54:44 (CEST)

I love what you have done! Thanks for the great work!! I love forward to future releases!!
Tony Patterson <thorkoto_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Sheboygan, Wisconsin USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 19:44:55 (CEST)

Thanks for all your wonderful efforts! Mainframes Live!!!
Bob Brown <bbrown_a>
Winfield, Il USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 20:14:32 (CEST)

Great work.
- - <somitcw_a t_erols_d o t_com>
Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 23:02:21 (CEST)

Started with OS/360 R14/16. It is fun having MVS on a PC.
Bob Hansen <Bob_a t_Hansen-Family_d o t_com>
Virginia USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 21:47:22 (CEST)

The turnkey system makes it very easy to install and use. I installed Turnkey #2 then needed 3380 support to restore some existing files that I had. I have downloaded and installed Turnkey #3. Thanks for the good work, it is much appreciated.
James Tate <JTate_a t_JaTomes_d o t_com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 16:54:42 (CEST)

Alexander Berry, Jr. <aberryjr_a t_ameritech_d o t_net>
chicago, Ill usa - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 05:54:23 (CEST)

Looking forward to learning this new system. I am completely new to mainframes, heard much good stuff about you, hope to report good results in the near future.
John Holbrook <cpt_2400_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 01:02:58 (CEST)

Looking forward to running MVS at home. Thanks for your work making this available.
Gene Toye <toye_a t_dmans_d o t_com>
Carrollton, TX USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 16:14:21 (CEST)

Excellent piece of software... Congratulations!
Melvin L. Norell <mnorell_a t_pacbell_d o t_net>
Glendale, CA USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 00:23:48 (CEST)

Absolutly fantastic!
Rainer R. Friedrich <Rainer.Friedrich_a>
Reutlingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 07:47:44 (CEST)

Absolutely Brilliant! Well done!
Ron Davis <rdavis_a t_ozemail_d o>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 05:53:02 (CEST)

Thank you, Volker, for all your help.
Daniel Ashton <jdashton_a>
Germantown, Maryland USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 06:14:31 (CEST)

Superb, the Turnkey System it's the easiest way to start using MVS. Thanks for your dedication.
Juan Eraña <juan.erana_a t_eds_d o t_com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 18:52:11 (CEST)

Hercules runs fine, i have MQM CICS DB2 and so on running
Wilhelm Esser <Wilhelm.Esser_a t_Dresdner-Bank_d o t_com>
Frankfurt, Hessen Germany - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 13:37:59 (CEST)

This is brill
Mark Brooks <mbrooks_a t_au1.ibm_d o t_com>
Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 06:45:19 (CEST)

Hi. Great work. I'm amazed to see this. What is included in the Turnkey System? Is CICS and PL/I available? Releases? Thanks Ingo
Ingo Schmidt-Philipp <ingospde_a>
München, Germany - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 14:26:00 (CEST)

Excellent packaging! Congratulations Volker!
Boris Kiena <bkiena_a t_pobox_d o t_com>
Tustin, CA US - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 02:08:07 (CEST)

Pretty neat!
Charles Reddan <ckreddan_a t_earthlink_d o t_net>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 19:13:23 (CEST)

Thank you!
Jorge Nogueira <jnc2_a t_gruposantander_d o t_com>
Madrid, Madrid SPAIN - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 19:29:10 (CEST)

Great dream work.
Okan BEKATLI <okan.bekatli_a t_disbank_d o>
Istanbul, Turkey - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 15:56:56 (CEST)

Thank You Volker fot the great work
enrico sorichetti <e.sorichetti_a>
bologna, italy - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 17:13:00 (CEST)

Thanks for a great system.
Mike Rayborn <mvs_a t_s390linux_d o t_com>
Woodstock, Georgia USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 19:42:32 (CEST)

We use Hercules + MVS for testing out recovery of old, old files from 1970-80. Please don't include me on the fix mailing list, please.
Chuck Moore <chuckm_a>
Olympia, Washington USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 19:35:07 (CEST)

Mark Regan <netsfw_sysprog_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 19:09:50 (CEST)

Finally a prefixed system, thanx
ViperLodge <viperlodge_a t_yahoo_d o t_com>
Alkmaar, Noord-Holland Netherlands - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 02:34:21 (CEST)

A New Belgian Fan!
Michaël Meurant <michael.meurant_a t_fortisbank_d o t_com>
Bruxelles, Belgium - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 17:11:25 (CEST)

An old old mainframer
Robert Tudor <rtudor_a t_tudorconsulting_d o t_com>
Greensborough, Vic Australia - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 15:21:26 (CEST)

This brings me back to my roots. I started my professional career with OS/VS2 Release 1.6 (SVS) in 1974. Then, Fireman's Fund went directly to MVS 3.0 (bypassing 2.0) and the rest is history. I *LOVE* the CBT tapes. Thanks!
Kenneth W. Parker <devel_a>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 02:08:45 (CEST)

I love the tunrkey system. I hope in the future you add support for the Mac OS X build of hercules, but your work is already great! Viel Danke!
Psychedelic Harry <psychedelic-harry_a t_mindless_d o t_com>
Columbus, Georgia United States - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 05:38:43 (CEST)

I love the tunrkey system. I hope in the future you add support for the Mac OS X build of hercules, but your work is already great! Viel Danke!
Psychedelic Harry <psych