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Posted on March 07 2009 11:13
All true enough.
However when you consider VMS, which can have an uptime of a decade, running on a hardware abstraction layer running on a host microsoft "BSOD'R'US" operating system, there is something dreadfully wrong with the picture.
Of course with tools such as "nLite" and your MS OS installation media you can make legit and relatively tight installation variants of MS OS, none the less, MS OS are still half baked at best, something out of the computing equivalent of Monty Python.
Running VMS on SIMH/CHAROn on MS OS, is akin to building a house on foundation pillars of mud-bricks.
It logically makes more sense to run the hardware abstraction layer on a host OS that is just as or more reliable than the guest OS.
So, in the example cited, QNX which is a RTOS for embedded systems, would be a natural pairing for SIMH and CHARON.
Of course with SIMH at least, one could build a small tight Linux distro, tuned specifically to running SIMH.
Why Stromasys doesn't support Linux and QNX as alternatives beggars the imagination, but that is by the by.
malmberg March 24 2018 Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
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goodbyespy February 27 2018 To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru
peteherrera February 24 2018 How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version
prohorenko February 17 2018 Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS
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!