“Move over IBM, Sun, and Microsoft. When it comes to operating systems that are scalable, reliable, and fully outfitted to run enterprise applications and e-businesses, there’s a trusted name with a proven track record. It isn’t Unix, Linux, IBM’s z/OS, or Windows. It’s the venerable OpenVMS, and it’s on a path to become more affordable.” Get the rest of the story at ZDNetTech.
Compaq: VMS is Alive, Well and Kicking
2001-10-23 OS News 2 Comments
i have used OpenVMS very briefly and i must admit, it is really great! also, the people who use it have a great passion for it! i hope it can be ported to other platforms and has a long life ahead of it.
Well that was a pretty good article. I pretty much assumed that VMS was on its way out. Just like BeOS, VMS was the best of its breed and only had a few drawbacks from what I remember, but went it came to reliability there was no better option than VMS.
The last company I worked for used VAX/VMS workstations right along with the Sun Workstations we had and we could always count on the DEC machines, even though you could tell they were getting old with the plastic turning yellowish, but were still kicking. You know the funny part is that I still remember alot of the command line functions and things like that!
Too bad we couldn’t easily get ahold of VMS for a normal PC… that would be some fun indeed!