This sounds like a fascinating development. I look forward to the public release of this product. I note also that FreeAXP can be used for commercial purposes. All we need now is a "Free for commercial use" OpenVMS Alpha distribution for emulations <= 128mb memory, or at least a low cost one and then we won't have to worry about updating our hobbyist licenses every year.
I am currently using PersonalAlpha which has favourably impressed me and would be interested to know if FreeAXP can be used with the same vdisk container files already established for use with PersonalAlpha, or if the FreeAXP version is technically different thereby requiring its own initial OpenVMS installation.
Another question comes to mind regarding FreeAXP performance. I wonder if there would be any performance differential between a Windows 7 (x32) host vs (x64) given we are emulating a 64bit Alpha hardware environment.
Thanks to the Migration Specialties people for their efforts here.
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!