Compaq will integrate Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) into a new version of OpenVMS, dubbed OpenVMS Galaxy. The move is part of part of a project to provide 20 new products and services which will provide improved levels of application integration between OpenVMS and Windows NT, according to Compaq. Rob Hailstone, research director with Bloor Reseach, welcomed the move. "The problem with OpenVMS is that it is a proprietory operating system. This gives existing OpenVMS users much greater potential for interoperability with Windows NT, which many users will want," he said.
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