[rescue] VMS on the desktop

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Thu May 24 08:33:59 CDT 2007

On 5/24/07, Steve Jones <smj+rescue at crash.com> wrote:
> John Floren wrote:
> >
> > You know what would be far better than recreating the Amiga on a PC?
> > Porting VMS to PC. Somebody at HP get on that, get them to open up the
> > old VAX sources or something.
> Uhm, you do know that you can get OpenVMS for Itanic/Itanium, right?
> There's an HP ZX2000 Itanic workstation on eBay with a reasonable
> config for only US$1,000, and I'm pretty sure that'll run OpenVMS 8.x
> out of the box.
> How much you pay for that OpenVMS/I64 license is a different story...
> But hey, you can always grab some flavor of AlphaStation and get the
> hobbyist license for OpenVMS/Alpha from DFWLUG/Montagar for cheap. You
> could run OpenVMS, Linux, FreeBSD, etc -- maybe even some flavor of
> Windows if you wanted.
> Hit www.OpenVMS.org for more info.
> --S.

Oh, I know it, but for a broke college student, neither of those are
very good options. Running it on my spare PIII, however...

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