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vms


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  VMS  /V-M-S/  n.  {DEC}'s  proprietary  operating  system  for  its 
  VAX  minicomputer;  one  of  the  seven  or  so  environments  that  loom  largest 
  in  hacker  folklore.  Many  Unix  fans  generously  concede  that  VMS  would 
  probably  be  the  hacker's  favorite  commercial  OS  if  Unix  didn't  exist; 
  though  true,  this  makes  VMS  fans  furious.  One  major  hacker  gripe  with 
  VMS  concerns  its  slowness  --  thus  the  following  limerick: 
 
  There  once  was  a  system  called  VMS  Of  cycles  by  no  means 
  abstemious. 
  It's  chock-full  of  hacks  And  runs  on  a  VAX 
  And  makes  my  poor  stomach  all  squeamious. 
  ---  The  Great  Quux 
 
  See  also  {VAX},  {{TOPS-10}},  {{TOPS-20}},  {{Unix}},  {runic}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  VMS 
 
  {Virtual  Memory  System} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  VMS 
  Virtual  Memory  [operating]  System  (DEC,  OS) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  VMS 
  Voice  Mail  System  (GMS) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  VMS 
  Voice  Management  System