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 for VAX/VMS
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Virtual Memory System
  OpenVMS
  VAX/VMS
  VMS
  
      (VMS) DEC's proprietary operating
     system originally produced for its VAX minicomputer.
  
     VMS V1 was released in August 1978.  VMS was renamed "OpenVMS"
     around version 5.5.  The first version of VMS on DEC Alpha
     was known as OpenVMS for AXP V1.0, and the correct way to
     refer to the operating system now is OpenVMS for VAX or
     OpenVMS for Alpha.  The renaming also signified the fact that
     the X/Open consortium had certified OpenVMS as having a high
     support for POSIX standards.
  
     VMS is one of the most secure operating systems on the market
     (making it popular in financial institutions).  It currently
     (October 1997) has the best clustering capability (both
     number and distance) and is very scalable with binaries
     portable from small desktop workstations up to huge
     mainframes.
  
     Many Unix fans generously concede that VMS would probably be
     the hacker's favourite commercial OS if Unix didn't exist;
     though true, this makes VMS fans furious.
  
     FAQ
     
  http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/comp/os/vms/top.html)">(http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/comp/os/vms/top.html).
  
     Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.os.vms.
  
     [How does its performance compare with other OSes?]
  
     (1999-06-03)
  

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