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VNU Net: Compaq assures the future of OpenVMS for five years

Nov 12, 1999, 00:51 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linda Leung)

"Compaq has promised users they can expect three major new releases of OpenVMS, thus assuring the future of its Digital Equipment acquisition's operating system for the next four and a half years."

"Officials also released details of future versions of Galaxy, an iteration of OpenVMS that provides shared memory and clustering to enable users to replicate copies of the OS and/or Linux and to cluster them in one box."

"[Rich Macello, heads of Compaq's OpenVMS effort:] 'We were spending millions of dollars developing NT on Alpha, but when we looked at the value proposition when compared to NT on Intel, it didn't differentiate NT on Alpha. So we have taken the money and redirected it into Unix and OpenVMS on Alpha.' "

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