Having to all intents and purposes lost its case against Fujitsu Ltd before the American Arbitration As-sociation, IBM has decided to wage all-out war on the Japanese company in its home market. IBM Japan has come out with a special version of what has always in theory been its best aggressive weapon, the VM operating system, configured specific-ally to guest Fujitsu’s proprietary mid-range operating system (presumably OSIV/X8, although that is not stated), alongside MVS on a 4381. The aim of the new VM/MP-II is of course to facilitate migration of users from Fujitsu to IBM hardware.
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