Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:02 UTC, submitted by mariuz
OSNews, Generic OSes FreeVMS is an OpenVMS-like operating system which can run on several architectures like i386, PPC, Alpha, and many others. It consists of a POSIX kernel and a DCL command line interpreter. The only architectures currently supported are i386 and x86-64. Version 0.2.15 got released Monday.
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VMS security
by vanfruniken on Thu 26th Oct 2006 20:36 UTC
vanfruniken
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2006-07-18

Yes, extremely secure. In fact, both the processor architecture and the OS were designed from scratch to exclude situations e.g., where unused memory areas would contain data from programs that have occupied that memory space earlier...

What is really strange is that the main architect of VMS actually ended up designing Windows NT.

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RE: VMS security
by twenex on Thu 26th Oct 2006 21:03 in reply to "VMS security"
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2006-04-21

What is really strange is that the main architect of VMS actually ended up designing Windows NT.

Follow the money. And factor in Cutler's disgust with UNIX.

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