'Good' versions of VMS

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_bg-tc-ppp1569.monmouth.com>
Date: Fri Jun 29 20:14:14 2001

> Thoughts? What was the best V4.x release? V3? Does anyone have VMS 1.x and
> if so what processors does it support? As I recall on the 780 at school it
> looked a _lot_ like RSX-11M+ :-)
> --Chuck

I worked on v2.0-v3.6 at DEC and 4.2 or so after leaving them.

The versions 1.x were mostly compatibility mode utilities.
2.0 was buggy...

I seem to remember a quick upgrade to 2.2 or so was more stable.

I remember 3.2 as pretty good and 3.2-3.4 less so if you were
trying to use the new hardware HSC's, RA81's and stuff.

3.5 and 3.6 were very stable... on 11/7xx boxes and 8600's.

Clusters were new and tricky but useable at 3.6.

Clusters got good by 4.2

This is my best field service memory from almost 20 years ago.

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