[rescue] what to do with a dec alpha 255

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed May 30 21:02:21 CDT 2007

On Wed, 30 May 2007, r.stricklin wrote:

>> If you can be okay with VMS being very-much not Unix, it's a
>> wonderful operating system in its own right.  Also, the stark
>> differences in how it operates will give you a better feel for some
>> things that you just took for granted while running Unix.
> That's funny, that's exactly how I felt about z/VM when I first became
> a sysprog. (@:

Any of the IBM mainframe OSes would make a suitable substitution in my

Sometimes it's not that something is any better or any worse that makes
using it a valuable learning experience--it's that it's completely

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