openvms... another question

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Wed May 21 12:11:00 2003

Jay West wrote:
> Ok, I know NOTHING about openVMS. However, this just came up...
> A friend of a friend offered me what he says is a complete set of OpenVMS
> media. No manuals, just the media.

Cool, I wish I had a friend like that!

> Several questions:
>>From what I understand, isn't there some type of hobbyist free license for
> openvms?

Yes, there is a hobbiest program. I've heard conflicting information on
cost, though. I think it may take a paid membership to Encompass/Decus.

> If so, not sure why I should grab the media from him if I can just
> download it.

You can't download it.

> Or is there a value to getting the media from him, as to it
> giving me the ability to purchase a license transfer or something... in
> short, is there a special reason getting "real" media is desirable?
> Lastly... he said it runs on vax's and pdp's. Not sure if he knows what he's
> talking about, so I'll ask here. Could this run on my 11/44?

No it's not for PDP's. It's for Vax's and Alphas, but you need the
correct version for the platform in question. There's a Vax version and
an Alpha version...... either way, I'd grab it from him, I were you :-)

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Wed May 21 2003 - 12:11:00 BST

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