Re: VMS Sighting
- From: JF Mezei <jfmezei.spamnot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:45:05 -0500
Bill Gunshannon wrote:
And in that kind of environment Windows
is just as secure as VMS. If the box has no contact witht he outside world,
nothing can infect it.
But to activate the license, mustn't the machine connect home to
Microsoft where it will download all possible microsoft infections it
can think of while validating the license ?
VMS without physical security is just as insecure
as any other OS.
I disagree. VMS was very comfortable with its quality and did not feel
insecure when it is asked to drop trouser to expose its security in
front of others. Its parents were quite proud of their baby.
At least that was the case when there was a real engineering team behind
VMS. (which would apply to this case of a circa 1994 machine).
Perhaps this is why HP never honoured its commitment for a version 8.*
for VAX: It needed to keep at least one architecture with the high
quality and security levels that VMS got from Digital. :-)
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