After takin' a swig o' grog, Mike Byrns belched out this bit o' wisdom:
Yeah, ask him. He's the guy grumbling in the corner about how MicrosoftQuote:> The evolution of VMS already runs on Intel. It's called Windows XP. Quit
> whining about old OSs. They are dead. XP is VMS with a real GUI. Ask the
screwed up his work. Yeah, he's reallllly happy with the stability of
his "VMS" now.
Yeah, Bill Gates even has this guy fooled:
"So, even if XP is the sole survivor of the mid 2000's OS wars, both
concepts and code, not to mention the file structure of VMS will live on
for the foreseeable future. And to use an operation system that is so
friendly, rugged, dependable, with built-in help and an intuitive user
interface, well, it just makes me happy. Actually, I see VMS having a
renaissance/revival that nary an operating system has ever seen. VMS on
a notebook...I'm counting the days..."
I'm actually going to cross post this to COLA, so the VMS users can
read this stuff.
And Bill gates was happy to "steal" VMS concepts:
"To divert a legal action threatened by Digital, in 1995 Microsoft payed
to Digital between 65 million and 100 million dollars . More
importantly, Microsoft also agreed to support Windows NT for Digital's
Alpha chip, which as a newcomer to the chip market was in desperate
position against Intel. This deal with the devil was just another in a
series of mistakes made by Digital, which eventually brought the computer
giant down to it's knees."
I like this one:
History cannot be changed. David and VMS are the origins of NT. But, who
removed VMS's stability from NT? What about NT's equivalent of VMS's
Mount Verification (MV)? I am a systems administrator, and we have a VAX
VMS and five NT 4.0 servers. The VAX VMS has run without a crash or
problem for the past 4 years. Meanwhile, the NT servers have crashed
several times in the first few months of use. Plenty of tweaking and
adding extra hardware have decreased the number of crashes, but NT will
never be like VMS. Will NT make it to its 20th anniversary, as VMS did in