chapter  3
Evaluating Client/Server Operating Systems: Focus on Windows NT

Although the market penetration of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows NT at the client/server level only recently exceeded 10 percent, actual development of this client/server operating system began in 1988. Windows NT was primarily developed by a team of former Digital Equipment Corp. employees originally responsible for the development of DEC’s VAX operating system, which explains why people familiar with VAX note many similarities between the two operating systems.