As a hobbyist who works with as many different types of machines and operating systems as I can get my hands on, it was about time for a VMS machine to find its way into my home. While at a small classic computer show this past weekend, I happened up a DEC 3000-M600 and decided to buy it. It has been many years since I used a VMS system on a regular basis, so my into here is just the beginning of what I expect to be a good amount of learning to get me back into it.
The machine currently has OpenVMS 6.1 installed on it, but I'll eventually want to reinstall from scratch, so I'm wondering if anyone here has a suggestion on whether or not that is the most appropriate revision for this level of machine. I expect it will be fun trying to locate install CDs for the older versions, but I don't want to blindly install the newest release if it will not run well on older hardware.
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!