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bVagadishnu wrote:
Best OS ever.
For its time.

One of my fellow students came to work with Univac EXEC-8 (later renamed to OS-1100 for legal reasons) in the early 1980s - an OS developed in the 1970s for running huge batch jobs on mainframes filling large halls. He fell completely in love with how these mastadonts could really efficiently handle enormous jobs, and how you could, based on the Job Control Language information, tune the system to make optimum use of tape units, disk units, memory and CPU, based on the specified job requirements, to ensure that all resources were utilized optimally. --- For interactive jobs, OS-1100 failed miserably. (Details upon request...)

OS-1100 was not the best OS for the 1980s (or later). VMS was much closer, for the 1980. We tried it in the mid 1990s, on an Alpha CPU that was to serve 30 X.11 student terminals. It failed miserably. Whether it was the fault of Alpha or of VMS is not that essential. The system as a whole flopped.

Linux tried to be the best desktop for its time during the 1990s. It failed. It tried during the 200x. It failed. It tried during 201x. It failed.

The OS that is the best for its time is that satisfying the needs the best. Not the academic needs. Not the need of the nerds. The needs of the users. The user group has changed a lot from the 1980s until today. The reason why VMS is no longer The Best OS Ever is essentially that VMS users of the 1980s are not the users of today. The reason why Linux has never been The Bes OS Ever for desktop users is essentially that Linux users are not desktop users.

Noone really cares about nostalgia. It isn't what is used to be!
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