AlexGr writes: This article on MainframeZone by Phil Smith is the best summary I've seen on alternatives to the IBM mainframe over the years. He gives an unbiased summary of the TurboHercules situation and then concludes: "In this case, while IBM probably has the legal right to stop TurboHercules (at least in the U.S.), it seems foolish to do so in the long term for the continued success of System z."
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