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Type: Multitasking, multiuser, batch
Creator: IBM
Architecture: IBM System/370 and compatibles, Hercules
Current Version: MVS 3.8j (freely available)
Date Released: 1974

MVS is an IBM operating system for the System/370 series computers. It is popular with hobbyists as full distributions are available and it runs very well under the Hercules emulator. There is a "turnkey" distribution available.

Emulating ... Hercules runs MVS 3.8j (the last freely available release) very well. You can even assemble the whole system from source if you want!

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