Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Nov 2007 20:57 UTC, submitted by Blackwizard
OSNews, Generic OSes HP announced the release of OpenVMS 8.3-1H1. "HP is pleased to announce the release of OpenVMS version 8.3-1H1 for Integrity servers, the 30th anniversary [I got startled by the automatic video] edition of the OpenVMS operating system! OpenVMS version 8.3-1H1 includes all the capabilities of its predecessor, and introduces new features and hardware support."
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Is Unix unfriendly?
by tails92 on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 11:52 UTC
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2007-10-07

It is mostly an opinion, but when compared to VMS it's a lot friendlier, trust me.
Once when I connected to a VMS machine in the HP Testdrive program, I couldn't even execute a 'dir'-like command.
It somewhat requires you to script even to list a directory.
What an absurdity, a shell is made for ease of use and to access resource not for scripting. I'd rather use a separate program for scripting if I really wanted it.
And to think that I was able to use HP-UX and Tru64 almost without an itch, by only using my previous experience with Linux, *BSD, a bit of Solaris and yes even a bit of that evilness called 'SCO' OpenServer.
And even if you don't know the *nix basic commandline and you only know DOS one if you get a list of commands it's quite easy to figure out.
To use the VMS shell, maybe you need to learn a whole new scripting language and that's way unfriendly.

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