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Virtual Memory System

(operating system)Virtual Memory System - (VMS) DEC's proprietary operating system originally produced for its VAX minicomputer.

VMS V1 was released in August 1978. VMS was renamed "OpenVMS" around version 5.5. The first version of VMS on DEC Alpha was known as OpenVMS for AXP V1.0, and the correct way to refer to the operating system now is OpenVMS for VAX or OpenVMS for Alpha. The renaming also signified the fact that the X/Open consortium had certified OpenVMS as having a high support for POSIX standards.

VMS is one of the most secure operating systems on the market (making it popular in financial institutions). It currently (October 1997) has the best clustering capability (both number and distance) and is very scalable with binaries portable from small desktop workstations up to huge mainframes.

Many Unix fans generously concede that VMS would probably be the hacker's favourite commercial OS if Unix didn't exist; though true, this makes VMS fans furious.

FAQ.

Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.os.vms.

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Virtual Device Location
virtual disk
Virtual focus
Virtual Home Environment
virtual host
virtual image
Virtual LAN
Virtual Loadable Module
Virtual Local Area Network
Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Environment
Virtual Machine/Conversational Monitor System
Virtual Machine/ESA
Virtual Machine/System Product
Virtual Machine/XA
virtual memory
-- Virtual Memory System --
Virtual moment
virtual path
virtual point of presence
virtual PoP
Virtual Private Network
virtual reality
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Virtual Sequential Access Method
virtual server
virtual shredder
Virtual Software Factory
virtual storage
Virtual Storage Access Method
Virtual Storage Extended
Virtual Telecommunications Access Method
Virtual velocity
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