Linked by Robert Gezelter on Tue 18th Jul 2006 11:57 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes In its initial concept, OpenVMS (then VAX/VMS) sought to provide the functionality and capabilities of a mainframe-class system at a small fraction of the size and cost, while at the same time providing higher levels of reliability and integrity. These goals were achieved by what has become OpenVMS' hallmark, an emphasis on integrity and architectural leverage. Note: This is an entry to our OS Contest.
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by kjn9 on Tue 18th Jul 2006 14:48 UTC
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Although VMS still has a large user base, why did it not achieve even greater popularity?

Was it a matter of pricing, and/or (in earlier times) being tied to DEC's hardware?

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