Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's time for another "OSNews asks" item. This time, I want to focus on something that I've been wanting to talk about with you all before, but never found the time for. The question is simple: which feature(s) from other operating systems would you like to see in your own main operating system?
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OpenVMS style versioning file system
by poladark on Wed 15th Jul 2009 22:59 UTC
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2009-07-15

I really like file versioning like in OpenVMS. There is simply no reason not to have version handling built into any modern operating system.

When i'm not in OpenVMS I sometimes find myself rewriting some code and wanting to go back to an earlier saved version and going: "Damn! I overwrote it and i can never get the old version back!"

Versioning also makes log files easier to handle. OpenVMS lets you adjust how many versions to keep as well so that your disk won't accidentally be filled up with old versions of ancient log files.

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