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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Cheese
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Posted on March 14 2016 04:33
I guess it would be polite to introduce myself.

I've worked with VMS on and off since first encountering it at college: their main computer systems at the time were a herd of Vax/VMS systems. I still recall wondering what the curious-sounding "introduction to VMS" was on my first timetable! Of course from that point on I was hooked. The "college" in question was Hatfield Poly, now the University of Hertfordshire, though I still think of it as the former. It also had a couple of PDP-10s (unimaginatively named BLUE and ORANGE) though sadly I never took the opportunity to get to know them especially well.

I was Vaxless after leaving until working for DEC between 1992 and 1996: not quite by intent, they'd bought the chunk of Philips I was working for at the time. I was initially quite excited, though sadly this was the post-Olsen era when Bob Palmer was asset-stripping the company so things weren't quite the same. But before I sound too negative, there was still a great community of very talented people and some very exciting technologies.

Since then, I've acquired a VaxStation 3100/m76 (sadly it's a bit poorly now: the serial connector used for the keyboard or console doesn't work properly) which had been scrapped and a 4000/60 which I actually bought myself. I haven't used either in many years: hopefully there's still some data left on their HDDs, but even if the worst has happened, the hobbyist programme means I can start over. smiley

- Christine (a.k.a Chris Hedley way back).
Author RE: Cheese
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Posted on March 15 2016 02:18
Take a look at SimH VAX. You can use it to host a virtual VAX under Windows or Linux.
Author RE: Cheese
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Posted on March 24 2016 01:05
I think SimH is an awesome piece of programming, but there's nothing quite like running the actual hardware. Nothing quite like receiving a scary electricity bill for it either! smiley
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malmberg
June 26 2018
https://www.openvmshobbyi
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hp?forum_id=10&thread_id=
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bhamakripa
June 24 2018
I am trying OpenVMS via SIMH. Need to get OS binaries for v7.3. Registered here but don't have any membership number yet which is needed to get license. Pls suggest what to do. I hardly know anyth

basilh
June 05 2018
Any other forum members in Perth, Australia?

LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

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
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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!

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