Post by Arne VajhÃ¸j Post by Jan-Erik SÃ¶derholm Post by Arne VajhÃ¸j
And the costs?
But nice to see.
Hopefully there will be a few colleges/universities that
will pick VMS when they want to show something that is not
Linux or Windows.
Low costs are important, but aren't enough. Back in the day, DECCampus
was ubiquitous, VMS was at many or most universities, and there were
many graduates with VMS skills. Then people started moving to
Linux---not really because of license costs, which weren't that high
with DECCampus, but because of a general geeky trend that Linus is cool.
That's what it boils down to. A few years later, at a conference I saw
a map of universities which were DECcampus customers: there were
several, but whereas in the past many or most students had a VMS
account, by that time it was mostly just an old DECUS guy who made use
of DECCampus for his "own" VMS system.