I began back in February 1977 with OpenVMS "VMS" V0.6 (mostly RSX11-M running in compatibility mode). I've been a system manager/programmer/jack of all trades with OpenVMS ever since. I've used VAX's, Alpha's, Integrity Servers, Clusters (2 to 51+ members, CI and Ethernet based), and most but not all Storage systems and I/O that have been developed over these 30+ years. I've written VAX and Alpha but not Integrity device drivers. I'll retire someday in the far future and hope to have at least 40+ years of OpenVMS experiance before I retire. I hope to be able to help anyone who might have a problem understanding OpenVMS. Windows is for non-computer people. Unix is for hackers. Linux is just a remake of Unix. OpenVMS is the real thing! Long Live OpenVMS!
Youngsters are always welcome. Which version did you get introduced to when you started "VMS" (OpenVMS)? What version are you using now? Have you made the transition to Integrity? I hope to be around when OpenVMS V10.0 has been released. I always look forward to the next version to see what's new. I worked at Boeing as a system manager for the Boeing company and had developed quit a few tools. I'm trying to recreate the tools on my home Alpha now.
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!