I'm a student from Canada. I'm not in a computer-related course, and I've never used VMS before or seen any VAX or Alpha hardware, but I love computers, and more than just for the computer games. I stumbled upon a number of OpenVMS articles as I was looking for some fixes for some problems I'd been having with FreeBSD and device drivers (or to be specific, the lack of them...). I read them over and became interested in acquiring a copy and taking a spin for myself.
I may not know much right now, but I'm interested in learning. I've been trying to teach myself how to program in x86 Assembler as a prerequisite to C, Java and just for the thrill of it, FORTRAN, so if you have any book titles that you'd recommend or useful web links, please send them my way!
Someday soon, maybe for fourth year, I intend to pick up an HP Itanium server, probably one of the entry-level ones. I think it could be very useful because I keep a lot of computers around, a few of my friends do as well, and keeping files managed centrally would be a big asset to all of us. Anyways, thanks for reading my big intro, I'm looking forward to a new learning experience!
Edited by Davey on June 29 2009 00:07
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!