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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Greetings from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kulstad
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Joined: 28.01.17
Posted on January 28 2017 16:18
Hello, hobbyist forum!

I'm a Windows programmer with little-to-none networking skills (read: so n00b it hurts). I've just been hired with a company that still uses VMS for their ERP system OS, and I've decided to learn about VMS on my own time.

I have received the hobbyist license from HP, as well as OpenVMS Alpha 8.4. I *want* to configure as much as I can so I can learn, but feel very, VERY overwhelmed by everything. I am running FreeAXP / PuTTY on Windows 10, and can only get as far as successfully installing the software.

Which is why I'm here smiley

I've looked around these forums a little bit (admittedly, probably not as much as I should have), but I can't seem to find the "Hold a rookie's hand" section anywhere.

I've watched YouTube videos from Stephen's Machine Room, but even those don't seem to be helpful.
Author RE: Greetings from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
malmberg
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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on January 30 2017 17:04
If Stephen's Machine Room are the videos that I saw about the ES-40, he claims to also be a n00b about VMS.

I have put some stuff here: https://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/Home/ that may be of some help, but they are far from complete tutorials.
Author RE: Greetings from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on January 31 2017 03:32
Hint: TCPIP$CONFIG.COM
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