Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Aug 2014 09:39 UTC, submitted by Emanuele Ruffaldi
OSNews, Generic OSes

Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS. Instead of pushing its users off the system, it has licensed OpenVMS to a new firm that plans to develop ports to the latest Itanium chips and is promising eventual support for x86 processors.

Great news for OpenVMS, and a great move by HP.

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Good move HP
by robertojdohnert on Sat 2nd Aug 2014 01:16 UTC
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OpenVMS was a great system and while it was the grandfather of Windows NT, it also served as inspiration for user friendliness and rock solid dependability. OpenVMS was one of my personal influences for Black Lab Linux and I hope they do release it for x86 processors

Roberto J. Dohnert
Black Lab Software

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