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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Thats not the case at all. Many companies do this because they still have a decent amount of subscribers but this happens when cost of production outweighs the cost of what its bringing in. Like OS/2, OpenVMS has a lot of dedicated users and enhancing and updating the stack is not a kiss of death. A kiss of death would be just ignoring your userbase.

Roberto J. Dohnert
Black Lab Software

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