As a long in the tooth vms user, I've sadly found myself in a linux environment using edt. Now I used to like edt 20 years ago, but then I was shown eve.
What I want to do now is figure out a cheap way to buy an old vax/alpha box with a HDD, a vms hobbyist licence and eve. I can then use eve in a safe environment and then transfer my programs to a live system.
Is it acceptable to use the hobbyist licence in this way and if so what do you recommend I do?
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Posted on November 09 2010 07:18
Yes, this is an acceptable use for the hobbyist license. Your problem will be finding a VAX or Alpha box. If you are patient you will be able to pick a box up off ebay for a reasonable price (depending on where you live). It might also be worth asking around if here or, for example, on the cctalk mailing list, if anyone is thinking of parting with one of their systems. Once networked you can use a transfer protocol such as ftp, or even better NFS to transparently mount a linux filesystem on your VMS box and copy files back and forwards at will.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!