Thu May 22 19:19:58 UTC 2008
Michael Peterson <mpeterson at mail.charlesfurniture.com>

We use COBOL on Unix.
I have worked with NCR/AT&T Unix and since 1995 have been supporting COBOL
on SCO Unix.
I am in the process of porting to CentOS and RHEL.
We use RM/COBOL.

It is supported by Liant at www.liant.com
We use it for internal and Internet programming.
They also support Web Services using COBOL.

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Michael
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:47 PM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: [CentOS] COBOL

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 

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.


Michael Anderson,
J3k Solutions
Sr.Systems Programmer/Analyst

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