Posts: 1 Location: St.-Peterburg, Russia Joined: 28.06.16
Posted on June 29 2016 02:50
My name is Alexander, I'm software engineer and obsolete computer systems is one of my hobbies. Recently I bought old Compaq AlphaServer DS-10, it seems to be working but it came to me without hard drive inside, so there is no any operating system installed, of course. I've decided to try to install OpenVMS on it.
In my programmer's life I've just running compilation of my programs on Alpha servers with Tru64 Unix installed while worked in one cross-platform project. However I've never see such servers physically and never get them in my hands till present time. So bring one of them back to operational is very interesting for me
Please let me one newby question - Is there difference between OpenVMS and Tru64 Unix? Is them are synonims or them are different operation systems? I've found this forum looking a way to download legal copy of Tru64... Unfortunately, all I've heard about OpenVMS that it was OS, running on PDP-11...
Tru64 UNIX and OpenVMS are entirely different operating systems. Tru64 UNIX is a Unix derivative developed by DEC in the 1980's & 1990's for the Alpha and Integrity platforms. It is no longer supported and I am not aware of any free licenses for the O/S.
OpenVMS was developed in the 1970's by DEC for the VAX platform. It remains a supported O/S, having served on the VAX, Alpha, and Integrity platforms. It is now being supported by VSi and is to be ported to the X86 platform. The OpenVMS Hobbyist Program provides free licenses to registered users for non-commercial use.
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!