VAXen RULE! (WAS Microkernels)

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Aug 5 14:04:20 CDT 2006


On Saturday 05 August 2006 14:37, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> Are you talking about VAX or OpenVMS?  VAX is a hardware platform,
> last sale date was prior to 9/11 (IIRC either '99 or 2000).  Though I
> think the last chips were made prior to that.  The last sale date for
> Alpha is this year.  For OpenVMS Itanium is the way forward.  Don't
> let the press, and various "experts" fool you, the current Itanium 2
> is a very nice CPU.  OpenVMS runs on all three of these CPU families.

Just imagine how WONDERFUL it'd be if an Itanium 2 box could run MacOS 
Classic.

(Sorry, couldn't resist..)

Pat
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