[rescue] Blade 100 - X86 CPU option?

John Francini francini at mac.com
Sun Feb 4 12:10:58 CST 2018

I can see that. OpenVMS is not dead. It still runs on itanium and alpha
servers, and is being actively ported to x86_64 by the present owners, VMS
Software Inc. Therebs an active roadmap that stretches out beyond 2020:

No, I donbt work for them. However, as the last true DEC derived OS, I still
want to see them succeed.


John Francini <francini at mac.com>
"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that
two are called a law firm; and that three or more become a Congress. And by
God I have had *this* Congress!" --John Adams

> On Feb 3, 2018, at 23:01, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The VAX is a failure, just like the Ford Model T is a failure...
> Once they stopped building a computer called VAX, it became a 'failure'.
> In related news (sort of) I was at a used book store this afternoon and
> a copy of a book called "Getting Started with OpenVMS" - I almost bought
> though I never ran OpenVMS on any machine I've ever owned, but stopped when
> saw they wanted $24.95 for it.
> I went looking for a link with of the description of the book and found
> Amazon wants $60+ for the book!
> 96/ref=nodl_
> Yikes!
> Lionel
>> On Feb 3, 2018, at 10:31 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>> But I had to explain, as
>> patiently as possible, that with hundreds of thousands of systems
>> shipped (some of which cost in the six digits) over nearly thirty years,
>> with some still in production use today, by what possible metric could
>> that be considered a "failed product"?
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