I work in the IT field. I have explored many versions of Linux, as well as OpenBSD, FreeBSD, even some official UNIX like Solaris, over the last 5 years. The first time I'd ever heard of OpenVMS is when one of the professors in college showed the HP failover video. I dabbled with it on and off, each time getting frustrated with it and giving up.
But recently I put my mind to it and actually got it connected to the network, and SSH. Currently working on getting DECWindows running.
Out of curiosity, do you guys think the hour is late for OpenVMS? Or is there still hope for it.
The hour is late, but hope springs eternal, especially for crusty old farts that have been with VMS since its inception in the late 1970's. Something is very right with an O/S that has supported major infrastructure for over 30 years and three major platform changes.
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!