Michael D. Duffy
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OpenVMS Professionals have long enjoyed a robust, full-featured operating system suitable for the most mission-critical applications in existence. However, many of today’s graduates may not yet have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves. Intended for an audience with some knowledge of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux, Getting Started with OpenVMS introduces the reader to the OpenVMS approach.
Part 1 is a practical introduction to get the reader started using the system. The reader will learn the OpenVMS terminology and approach to common concepts such as processes and threads, queues, user profiles, command line and GUI interfaces and networking. Part 2 provides more in-depth information about the major components for the reader desiring a more technical description. Topics include process structure, scheduling, memory management and the file system. Short sections on the history of OpenVMS, including past, present, and future hardware support (like the Intel Itanium migration), are included.
About the Author
Michael Duffy is a Senior Software Engineer with Process Software LLC, where he develops and maintains various components of two TCP/IP implementations for OpenVMS. He has over 15 years of OpenVMS experience as a system manager, analyst, and system programmer, and has spoken at the DECUS (now HPETS) symposium.