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Having configured and used VMS, I feel I can conclusively say that the people in TUHH who preferred it to Unix were out of their goddamn minds.

To defend VMS, if you have to have an always up with hot backup and multi-machine cluster that you can upgrade without affecting the cluster, OpenVMS is quite nice.

As a developer, it was a bit painful, but the whole file versioning was handy sometimes.

Oh my god yes. That and various other operating systems I can think of that I had the misfortune to develop on. Thankfully they died out long ago.

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