Subject: Re: Test kernel available
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: None <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/16/2001 09:00:14
On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Johnny Billquist wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jan 2001 wrote:
> > On 16 Jan, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > 
> > > Well, if it did, I suspect the software was VAXELN anyhow.
> > What is VAXELN? / What is the difference betwen VMS and VAXELN?
> VAXELN is a standalone realitime OS meant to be used on bare metal
> systems with no disk and so on.
> Not neraly as complex or fancy as VMS. If it has any commonality with VMS
> it's rather far away. Don't be confused by how messages looks, and so on.

IT's real time.  uses Files-11/RMS like VMS for files and some minor
utilities can run under it.  IT can/does support Networking, Disks, tapes
and other standard Microvaxen IO.

> Judging by those, you could almost think RSTS/E was VMS. :-)
> DEC tried to implement standard looks on their systems.

ELN you could play with the look and feel, the standard interface
used standard DCL sytle.