[rescue] NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 18:25:02 CDT 2014

Just read the articles, especially loved the comments to the article from


> On Aug 11, 2014, at 2:35 PM, Nathan Raymond <nraymond at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>>   On Sun, 10 Aug 2014, Liam Proven wrote:
>> NT isn't Mica. Yes, sure, NT contains design elements from VMS,
>>> because it's written by some of the VMS team lead by the lead designer
>>> of VMS. But it's not a version of VMS -- it's a relative. It's also
>>> related to OS/2 and to Windows.
>>   The underlying kernel is >90% Mica, and is related about as much
>> to VMS as VMS is related to RSX-11 (which is quite a bit).  Once you
>> really get in under the covers it's amazingly VMS-ish.  NT3 was even
>> bug-for-bug compatible with some of the worst features of VMS 3 (e.g.
>> the pending dismount which put the file-system into a twilight state
>> that required a reboot to fix).  RWAST deadlock, anybody?
> I'm surprised nobody has posted a link to probably the most definitive
> article on the subject, "Windows NT and VMS: The Rest of the Story" by Mark
> Russinovich (cofounder of Winternals Software and Sysinternals.com, now a
> Technical Fellow at Microsoft), written back on Nov 30, 1998:
> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/windows-nt-and-vms-rest-story
> - Nate
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