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[3]: Very sad.
by tidux on Tue 11th Jun 2013 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Very sad."
tidux
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2011-08-13

Linux exists, and it's hard to compete with free. That's pretty much dooming commercial Unix.

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RE[4]: Very sad.
by mkowalik on Tue 11th Jun 2013 15:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Very sad."
mkowalik Member since:
2012-08-06

VMS ain't UNIX ;)

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RE[5]: Very sad.
by moondevil on Tue 11th Jun 2013 19:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Very sad."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

+1, since I cannot vote any longer.

There is this strange idea that everything that is not Windows happens to be UNIX based, as if.

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RE[5]: Very sad.
by tidux on Tue 11th Jun 2013 20:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Very sad."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Unix is what killed VMS. Why do you think there was a POSIX layer in later versions of VMS but not a VMS layer like WINE in Unix?

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