[Chugalug] OpenVMS Funeral announced

Ed King chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 11 12:27:58 UTC 2013


1) you don't have to buy physical hardware to run openvms
2) maybe things have changed, but 10 years ago when I got my openvms hobbyist license, it didn't cost anything


--- On Mon, 6/10/13, Alex Smith (K4RNT) <shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Alex Smith (K4RNT) <shadowhunter at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OpenVMS Funeral announced
To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Date: Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:44 PM

And I was considering buying an AlphaServer to try out OpenVMS!
HP's user group has a program to get free non-commercial licenses for Tru64 and OpenVMS if you pay for membership in the group (it's like $20 or $45 a year or something)



Guess I missed the boat.
R.I.P. Digital Equipment Corporation

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Tom Wilson <twilson at gtwilson.net> wrote:






On Jun 10, 2013, at 8:32 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:



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> http://www.openvms.org/stories.php?story=13/06/06/2422149

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> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/10/openvms_death_notice/

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> The death toll was actually made when the CPQ/Digital "merger" was

> approved in my opinion.  A cold chill should run across some of your

> spines....

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Sad but not surprising.

With luck, it will be truly opened so some brave souls can keep it alive.

Be a shame to see the grand daddy of file versioning and clustering go under.





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