[Chugalug] OpenVMS Funeral announced

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 13:25:15 UTC 2013


The cost I was referring to in my post was for the system itself - an
AlphaServer DS10L costs $300 (!)

I went ahead and joined DECUserve, I might just use their host to mess
around on. :)


On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 8:27 AM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> 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<http://mc/compose?to=twilson@gtwilson.net>
> > wrote:
>
>
>
> On Jun 10, 2013, at 8:32 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com<http://mc/compose?to=dave@brockmans.com>>
> wrote:
>
> > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > http://www.openvms.org/stories.php?story=13/06/06/2422149
> >
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/10/openvms_death_notice/
> >
> > 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....
> >
> > <moment type="silence">..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > </moment>
> >
>
> 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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" ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured,
the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith (K4RNT)
- Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA
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