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VMS or Unix version?

gordon at chmeds.ac.nz gordon at chmeds.ac.nz
Sun Nov 27 23:16:08 EST 1994


A mixed group of scientists here has proposed purchasing GCG, running on 
an Alpha workstation of some description.

My question is which operating system: OSF/1 (Unix by any other name would 
smell as sweet) or OpenVMS?

We are probably more familiar with VMS; arguements are advanced that most of 
the tools for molecular biology are being developed in a Unix environment. 
Against this, I've ported several to VMS with minimal trouble.

I'm interested in your opinions and prejudices on this issue.

Slainte
Gordon
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