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Authors: Michael D. Duffy
ISBN-13: 9781555582791, ISBN-10: 1555582796
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Date Published: November 2002
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Michael D Duffy

Michael Duffy is a Senior Software Engineer with Process Software LLC.Duffy develops TCP/IP networking software for OpenVMS. He has over 15 years experience as a System and Network Manager and Software Engineer.

Book Synopsis

OpenVMS professionals have long enjoyed a robust, full-featured operating system running the most mission-critical applications in existence. However, many of today's graduates may not yet have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves. Intended for an audience with some knowledge of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux, Getting Started with OpenVMS introduces the reader to the OpenVMS approach.

Part 1 is a practical introduction to get the reader started using the system. The reader will learn the OpenVMS terminology and approach to common concepts such as processes and threads, queues, user profiles, command line and GUI interfaces and networking. Part 2 provides more in-depth information about the major components for the reader desiring a more technical description. Topics include process structure, scheduling, memory management and the file system. Short sections on the history of OpenVMS, including past, present, and future hardware support (like the Intel Itanium migration), are included. OpenVMS is considered in different roles, such as a desktop system, a multi-user system, a network server, and in a combination of roles.

Allows the more advanced reader some meaty content yet does not overwhelm the novice Provides practical examples showing that OpenVMS is well-suited for popular modern applications Gives a high-level overview of concepts behind internals such as memory management

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Pt. 1A Practical Guide
Ch. 2Hardware Platforms Supporting OpenVMS13
Ch. 3Multiuser Concepts17
Ch. 4User Accounts27
Ch. 5Logging In and Out of the System33
Ch. 6The Digital Command Language41
Ch. 7The User Environment63
Ch. 8The OpenVMS HELP Facility115
Ch. 9Command Procedures119
Ch. 10System Security137
Ch. 11Using Your Terminal145
Ch. 12E-mail155
Ch. 13Text Editors167
Ch. 14Using DECnet177
Ch. 15The OpenVMS GUI185
Ch. 16Your Personal OpenVMS System225
Pt. 2A Technical Introduction
Ch. 17The Process239
Ch. 18Virtual Memory Management249
Ch. 19Images257
Ch. 20The Files-11 File System261
Ch. 21Clustering and Galaxy Systems271
Ch. 22DECnet Details275
App. ADecimal, Octal, and Hexadecimal Notations279
App. B: Additional Resources281
App. CDefault File Types283




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