Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 17:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OSNews, Generic OSes OpenVMS Software Roadmap December 2009
Significant changes:
  • OpenVMS V8.4 will be followed by a patch to support the next generation HP Integrity systems after they are available
  • OpenVMS V8.4 to be supported on HP VM V4.2
  • Storage Futures shows D2D, VLS De-Duplication, SVSP
  • TCP/IP V5.7 (due in 2010) will not include IPSEC (it's not ready) but IPSEC will appear later (it's in the E8.4 Field test kit if you want to try it)
  • CIFS V1.2 due in 2010
  • Insight DynamicsVSE Suite of Products-Integrated solution to manage, analyze and optimize physical, virtual resources on Integrity & Blades - 2010
  • Availability Manager v3.1-1 on OpenVMS (Alpha and Integrity) - 2010
  • RTR 5.2 is available.
  • Future releases planned for the compilers
  • The OpenVMS Service Support Roadmap shows the versions on long term support (Alpha V6.2, V7.3-2 etc) supported at least through 2012
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RE: VMs...
by richmassena on Thu 24th Dec 2009 06:00 UTC in reply to "VMs..."
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You may not be aware that you can purchase hobbyist licenses and media for OpenVMS

As well, there is a free emulator available under SIMH

for the VAX

There is also Charon-VAX. At one time there was a download available, though I can't find it now.

I also just looked at an online auction site. They're practically giving away the Vaxstation 4000 these days.

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