My Desktop OS: OpenVMS with CDE (NewsForge)
Posted Apr 6, 2006 16:56 UTC (Thu) by vmole
In reply to: My Desktop OS: OpenVMS with CDE (NewsForge)
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And like all good humor, there's enough truth in it to make you think twice. While the CLI sucked big time (no pipes, no redirection - if a command didn't provide a "/output=" option (or equivalent, because each command got to do it's own thing), you were semi-screwed (not competely, there was always the "define/user SYS$OUTPUT ..." dance), the actual OS level was extremely capable and reliable. None the Unix/Linux/whatever clustering systems are even close to what VMS had in the 80s.
Too bad DEC's marketing and management sucked so hard.
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