[oclug] OT re M$ free info. meeting
wisq-oclug at wisq.net
Thu Mar 17 14:23:39 EST 2005
On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 10:31:02AM -0800, Ross Jordan wrote:
> > Didn't know NT had VMS in it. Thought it was just OS/2 with
> > a GUI.
> WNT = V+1 M+1 S+1
Yes, apparently a common Usenet joke. But try a Google search for
'nt vms os/2'. All the articles discuss the similarities between
NT and VMS (of which there are apparently many), and one goes so
far as to say it's 'VMS re-implemented', but none suggest it
actually came from VMS.
Most declare it as OS/2 version 3.0 with the Windows GUI placed on top
and rebranded as Windows NT. At least one or two books I've read also
concur with this.
Google as a determiner of truth is never a fully reliable method, but
in this case, it seems to concur with what I already thought I knew.
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