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Sun May 20 14:10:19 CDT 2001
I remember when I was doing a contract a DEC in NH (NQ0), and they
had just rolled out MS Exchange. Most of the Engineers were very reluctant
to give up their vaxstations, and continued to use VMS-Mail and VMS-Notes
(which eventually got changed to hypertext :( ) for a long time before
they could get them to switch to NT/Exchange. Which ended up being a good
thing, since in the first phase of the Exchange roll-out it was not
uncommon to have mail sit on exchange mail-hub for a couple of days before
finding its way to your inbox.
In that building we had probably the best field engineer for
Vax9000s in the company and he was always busy talking to customers didnt
seem like there was any shortage VMS then. (5 years ago)
Ken (slightly off-topic) Caruso
On Sun, 20 May 2001, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> On Sun, 20 May 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > Hmm...you sound as if VMS is "out". Sure, it's not the mainstay of
> > the Internet like Unix, nor is it the mainstay of cheap game-playing
> > machines like PeeCees...but I personally know of literally hundreds of
> > VMS installations, with most running on very modern hardware. There's
> > a lot more VMS out there than most people around here might think.
> > For some applications, it's simply the right tool for the job.
> How many VMS installations have users(people who log in and switch
> between different programs for different tasks like word processing and
> spreadsheet)? I bet most VMS installations are either application servers,
> or they serve terminals, but the users are automatically logged in to a
> program that communicates mainly with some sorta database back end?
> When I think about what's ideal in an OS, I think in terms of end user
> OSs. For servers, it really doesn't matter that much as Novell (didn't
> they run on DOS?) and Oracle (they use raw disks instead of a file system)
> have demonstrated. For servers, the OS is just a matter of convienience
> to the programmer, and if he doesn't like it, he can just write his own.
> Joshua Boyd
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