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Introduction to VMS

Gabriel de Castro
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Introduction to VMS

I'm trying to explore computer software and i wonder what kind of O.S. is VMS.. i been in a lot of sites but it doesn't answer my question. What kind of O.S. is VMS and where is it good at... hope someone could help me....
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Introduction to VMS

Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Introduction to VMS

Gabriel,

Welcome to the OpenVMS forum.
You may find some info about VMS on the following sites:
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/
http://www.webmythology.com/VAXhistory.htm
http://www.djesys.com/vms/market/
http://www.openvms.org/

You also might purchase the book
OpenVMS Operating System Concepts (D.Miller)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1555581579/ref=sim_books/103-5727441-9814243?n=283155

Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Introduction to VMS

what kind of O.S. is VMS? - VMS is the finest operating system in the world and is used when downtime is not an option. It has many unique features.

More links are on
http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Beginner

Some reasons for using VMS can be found at
http://richard.levitte.org/hacks/why-vms.html
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gord.mathesonhp.com
Occasional Visitor

Re: Introduction to VMS


VMS is a wonderful, user-friendly operating system. It has a wonderful HELP facility to easily guide you thru submitting jobs to batch queues, looking at system paramaters, conversing with other users, and a whole wealth of other things ! VMS is extremely secure, robost, and reliable. There is a plethoria of great examples, documentation, user groups, enthusiasts, and internet sites out there. I personally love it and really feel anything else out there (overall) falls considerably short of what VMS offers. VMS supports COBOL, BASIC, FORTRAN, PASCAL, C, C++, JAVA, FOCUS and MACRO to name a few. And whats VMS good at . . . how about everything
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: Introduction to VMS

Gabriel,

DEC's VMS is the Ist Virtual Memory system. It has very user friendly commands and utilities.

VMS is the Ist Open (VMS) system certified by the X/Open, it was the Ist OS runs on 64 Bit Alpha h/w. Intel has designed the latest Itanium based on DEC's Alpha architecture.

Almost all software run on Alpha/OpenVMS and Itanium/OpenVMS.

Most of the Science, Defence, Space, Telecom and Research related organizations have chosen VMS for their time critical and security related applications. NASA's and other contry's most of the satellite currently in the orbit runs with the help of VMS.

I was a scientist in Indian Space Reseach Orgn (ISRO), and worked for LandSat, MetSat, SPOT, EOSAT, and India's IRS1A - IRS1B - IRS1P - INSAT series Satellite projects and I knew that all these Western and Indian Satellites are still running with the help of the great OpenVMS System.

And almost all US's Telecom companies are using VMS system.

VMS project manager Dave Cutler is the project Manager for Microsift's NT.
You can find more ineteresting info about the VMS history here...
http://www.answers.com/topic/dave-cutler

Here we had already a thread on this same topic...
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=976519

Archunan
Regards
Archie