VMS stability back in the day (was Re: NuTek Mac comes)
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Sat Jul 16 07:55:30 CDT 2016
> From: Jonas
> At the time VMS was conceived, Unix was a university product, used for
> teaching and research, not for heavy production work.
Err, not quite. In the mid-70's, the PWB system at Bell:
was being used by a community of about 1K programmers doing development of
software for various Bell commercial projects.
Yes, not accounting systems, but not "teaching and research", either. And it
was definitely production: see the uptime statistics, etc, in the BSTJ
article that describes it.
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