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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Greetings
bob58523
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Posts: 2
Joined: 23.02.12
Posted on February 23 2012 07:55
Hi All,

New to the group, I have two alphas, an AS4100 and an AS4000. Not real proficient on these machines, and I am looking for an OS to install on them. I have had these machines for some time, but have lived overseas for a few years and left them at home. I am now returning to the states and wanting to get them fired up and have some fun.

Any advice on an OS would be greatly appreciated. I hope to glean as much info from the people here as I can.

thanks,
Bob
Author RE: Greetings
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 606
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on February 24 2012 04:38
Welcome! Start here for access to OpenVMS software:

http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Hobbyist
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/license_software_programs/index.html

If you would like to run an Alpha on your laptop, have a look at www.FreeAXP.com

Other useful links:

OpenVMS Beginner resources http://www.openvmshobbyist.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=163&thread_id=1537&pid=4635#post_4635

Getting Started with OpenVMS by Mike Duffy: http://books.google.com/

OpenVMS Beginners FAQ: http://alpha.mike-r.com/VMS_beginners_faq.html

OpenVMS Introduction: http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/5

OpenVMS Beginners page: http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Beginner
Author RE: Greetings
bob58523
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Posts: 2
Joined: 23.02.12
Posted on February 24 2012 05:11
thanks for all the great info...

I am going to start looking at it now.

Bob
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