Michael wrote: > Just curious, maybe some old timers could help me out. I am working with > a company that is migrating 20 years of Mainframe Software Development > to Unix, HPUX. How much harder would it be to go to Linux, Centos Linux? > > Also, anyone have any experience with Fujitsu Cobol on Centos? The > Fujitsu people only support Red Hat, and said I'd be on my own with > Centos. In other words if it works, then I don't care about Fujitsu > support. > > I know some of you are thinking, did someone say "COBOL"? Nobody uses > COBOL anymore! If so, let me say "You are wrong". Many large > corporations are taking their old business logic that was written in > COBOL decades ago, and moving it to new modern platforms, like Linux. > Programatically giving these applications a GUI face-lift, while > maintaining their original business logic. I know because many companies > pay me to do just that. I have a client that wants to use Centos Linux > with Fujistu Cobol, and Fujitsu says it's gotta be Red Hat, any help > will much appreciated. I would just buy the RH licenses for the project. CentOS may work well for development and testing platform, but the production code should be on fully supported RHEL. I haven't done Cobol and Fortran programming since college where I learned these on the DEC VAX VMS systems. It was interesting to see VMS also running on the DEC Alphas at the time since I always associated it with minis. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.