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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Glee-tings!
rfowler
Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 12.04.14
Posted on May 13 2014 10:47
Hi Everyone,

I just got a new job and I find myself using VMS and not knowing anything about it. So after looking around and learning about the OpenVMS hobbyist license, I thought I would give it a shot.

99% of what I need to do its told to me, but I want to understand the system better, so I thought if I could run this on an emulator at home where I can't hurt anything, that should be fun.

So from your least knowledgeable user, "Greetings, Take me to your leader tape."

Rob
Author RE: Glee-tings!
malmberg
Moderator

Posts: 443
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on May 14 2014 03:23
Welcome.

Other posts can show you how to get license keys and media downloads.

Emulators are available for both VAX and Alpha.

vms-ports is a work in progress and can use feedback from people new to VMS to help other newbies.

http://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/VMSHardware/

http://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/IntroVMSEnvironment/

http://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/VMSSystemManagement/

http://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/SystemTuning/

Author RE: Glee-tings!
Bruce Claremont
Member

Posts: 485
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on May 14 2014 03:27
Welcome. SimH VAX or FreeAXP (Alpha) will give you a good emulator upon which to install OpenVMS. The following links will introduce VMS.

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
Edited by Bruce Claremont on May 14 2014 03:27
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