brad from MA - grateful hobbyist. The hobbyist program contributed to gainful employment for me - I landed a VMS job that was dependent on my passing a "DCL skills test". Luckily, I had a VMS box at home, with which to keep up my DCL skills. I passed the test and landed the job.
Unfortunately, with the current state of VMS and the general economy, the gig lasted only 18 months. After spending another nine months fruitlessly searching for VMS work, I gave up, and have gone back to school to train as a medical coding specialist. I should have my certificate in a few weeks, and (hopefully) a job after I graduate in March.
I'm a passionate VMS hobbyist, with a PWS433au at home (using Mozilla now to browse/post as we speak). I use WASD as a web server, instead of SWS. I use the server mostly to learn PHP and MySQL. VMS is still in use at some hospitals; perhaps my next paying gig can combine old and new skills.
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!