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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | Emulated VAX Forum
Author SIMH Stability
urbancamo
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Location: Windermere, UK
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Posted on March 05 2009 02:47
Can anyone share their experiences using SIMH as a VAX platform. I'm particularly interested in stability aspects, and whether there are bits that 'just don't work'. I've experienced the odd issue, but it could be that the problem lay with me and/or the install rather than SIMH itself.

Regards, Mark.
http://www.wickensonline.co.uk
Author RE: Hoffman on SIMH
Kurt Svendsen
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Posted on March 06 2009 11:55
I do not admit to being the world's greatest website navigator smiley

But I could not find your SIMH notes on the hoffmanlabs.com site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIGITAL_Command_Language
Author RE: SIMH Stability
Kurt Svendsen
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Posted on March 07 2009 10:20
Thanks! smiley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIGITAL_Command_Language
Author RE: SIMH Stability
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Posted on March 14 2009 04:23
I've run SIMH on several Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo) systems and currently, I am using it on an hx4700 iPAQ. On such a limited device, storage and RAM are the main concerns. There's also something weird going on with libpcap and the wireless interface: libpcap puts the wireless into promiscuous mode but it still sends and receives on the original address, leading to duplicate packets (from the emulation and the host). I wrote a document about it. http://brooknet.no-ip.com/~lex/public/OpenVMS_iPAQ/ Even with the issues mentioned, it's cool being able to carry a VAX around.. and an Altair 8800, PDP/1 etc.
Edited by lexthehex on March 14 2009 04:25
15101050 http://brooknet.no-ip.com/
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

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Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

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July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

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February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

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Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

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I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

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January 16 2021
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September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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