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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Student from Canada says hi!
Davey
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Posted on June 29 2009 00:02
Hey everyone.

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
Author RE: Student from Canada says hi!
imiller
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Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on June 29 2009 00:34
VMS is extensively documented - see www.hp.com/go/oenvms/doc
and is very different to unix.
See the Guide to Programming Concepts at the above.

for some links for the beginner see
http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Beginner
for some links related to software development see
http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Developer

There are books -
see http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Books
Edited by imiller on June 29 2009 00:35
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