[rescue] VMS on the desktop

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Thu May 24 11:01:00 CDT 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 09:33:59AM -0400, John Floren wrote:
> 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...

The P11/vax emulator runs VMS nicely.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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