Posts: 2 Location: California, USA, Earth Joined: 30.09.16
Posted on November 11 2017 09:26
It seems there are a decent number of people who appreciate the good hardware and software of Digital. While I never had the space (or power) for a real VAX, I've had my own VAXstation for more than a decade and a half, and now I have several VAXstations.
I do a bit of work on NetBSD, which, as far as I know, is the only modern OS that is actively updated which runs on VAX.
My first VAXstation 4000/60 is still running perfectly and is hosting email via sendmail and a web site via Apache which has a how-to for setting up an email server. It's proof that you don't need tons of CPU and other resources to run modern services.
I also have a couple of Alpha DS25L systems. One might end up running VMS as well.
I've always been curious about VMS, and I even joined this site a while ago, but I never got around to taking the time to install VMS - until now. I'm looking forward to the journey!
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!