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The MVS Tur(n)key System, Version 3


The MVS Tur(n)key system is a package of freely available parts of the MVS 3.8J Operating System. The Tur(n)key System does not (to the best of my knowledge) contain any copyrighted or licenced software by IBM or any other company. Especially, the MVS 3.8 Operating System is not OS/390, nor z/OS, or any other such thing. The provided hardware emulator (Hercules) may perfectly run these operating systems, but you would need to obtain them, and a licence, yourself.

Also keep in mind, please, that CICS, RACF, DB2, ISPF etc are all licenced program products and as such are not available in the Turnkey distribution

Finally, a new version of the MVS Tur(n)key system is available. It is a vast improvement on version 2 (if I may say so, but, of course, I am somewhat biased). Just take a look around:

  1. Sign the Guestbook
    If you do sign the guestbook, I will add you to the email list for bugs and fixes notification
    If you don't like to be on that list, just indicate so in the comment
  2. The MVS Tur(n)key System # 3 Introduction
  3. MVS Tur(n)key System FAQ
  4. MVS Tur(n)key System Error Reports and Fixes
  5. MVS Tur(n)key New User's Cookbook
  6. Late incoming: JES3 installation related material
  7. Tur(n)key # 4: Wish- and Suggestion list
  8. The Assembler Boot Camp

Additionally, I have created a discussion group on yahoo, which is dedicated to the MVS Tur(n)key effort. Access to the group is not grsnted immediatelly. Because of increasingly offensive spam posts I have decided to set access to "restricted" . This means that any requests to join will be sent to me for approval first. I will then contact the person thats wants to join to try and ensure that it is not indeed a spam robot. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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