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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Hi from the Netherlands !

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Location: Netherlands
Joined: 04.01.06
Posted on January 04 2006 08:53
Hi All !

My name is Arvid, I'm a 36 y/o ICT Consultant, happily married and proud father of 3 kids.

In my professional life I specialize in designing and implementing monitoring/management solutions. I am specialized in OpenView software, but have experience with other tools as well.

Over the past few years I have come across OpenVMS a few times and it was the only mainstream OS that I didn't know how to deal with.

So I decided to teach myself OpenVMS. Early 2005 I bought myself a second-hand AlphaServer 1000, but that proved to be not perfectly alright. Since then I have been given a few more systems, but these too weren't working well. So 2 months ago I bough myself a beautiful AlphaServer 1200, with two EV56 CPU's @ 533 MHz, 2 GB of memory and lots of 36 GB disks.

Since last week I have dismantled my Intel-based Linux system which had been serving as my home-based web- and mail server for the past few years, and took the AS1200 into "production", although there's still a lot to learn. Right now I am making at least one good system out of my 3 AS1000's, so that it can function as a development server.

I never have to heat the attic again it seems, and my marriage suffers some stress lately :wink: , but I'm enjoying myself very much with OpenVMS/Alpha !
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