Linked by znby on Mon 10th Jun 2013 23:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "HP has announced the end of support for OpenVMS, the ancient but trustworthy server operating system whose creator went on to build Windows NT. OpenVMS started out as VAX/VMS on Digital Equipment Corporation's VAX minicomputers, then later was ported to DEC's fast Alpha RISC chips " before the Compaq acquisition of Digital led to their untimely demise. HP ported the software to the Itanium, but HP isn't going to bother moving to the last generation of IA64 and support will finally end in 2015." The article seems to have confused the end of support of VMS (which projected to happen some time after December 2020) with the end of IA64 sales for machines that support VMS and/or the end of support of the Alpha version of the operating system, but it seems either way that the venerable operating system is on its way to meeting the same fate as MPE.
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RE[2]: Very sad.
by zima on Fri 14th Jun 2013 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Very sad."
zima
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It is depressing that the old pillars of the IT industry are dying - SGI, SUN, Tandem, Digital being examples in the last decade that have disappeared. it is depressing because the industry before was pluralistic and innovative

It wasn't all good, hardly anybody could afford those "innovations" of the past days.

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