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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RE: Logical Names from VMS
by poladark on Fri 17th Jul 2009 12:44 UTC in reply to "Logical Names from VMS"
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I am still amazed that nobody has implemented a VAX/VMS style logical name facilty. Using physical names for all of the harware is very limiting. I want the ability to rename any hardware with a logical name of my choosing.

I think a lot of operating systems let you do this to some extent in one way or the other. It works in AmigaOS. The logical name facility in OpenVMS is pretty advanced compared to most other operating systems out there though.

I like using OpenVMS a lot but sometimes i'm wondering if i'm not staring myself blind at how things have been solved in OpenVMS. A lot of the same things can be done in most other systems even though it often doesn't seem as clean as it would seem to be in OpenVMS.

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RE[2]: Logical Names from VMS
by shotsman on Fri 17th Jul 2009 13:07 in reply to "RE: Logical Names from VMS"
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The logically tree structured help system is AFAIK, as good as it gets.
'man' pages are positively archaic by comparison.

I might be slightly biased though as I worked at DEC to 20years but the VMS Help system does take some beating.

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