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.
Thread beginning with comment 564443
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Very sad.
by tidux on Tue 11th Jun 2013 20:12 UTC 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?

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[6]: Very sad.
by moondevil on Wed 12th Jun 2013 11:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Very sad."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Because at certain point in time POSIX support was a requirement for government contracts in US.

This is the main reason why Microsoft added a POSIX subsystem on NT.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[7]: Very sad.
by tidux on Wed 12th Jun 2013 13:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Very sad."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

IPv6 adoption is being pushed by the USGv6 program, where the federal government's new IT gear MUST support IPv6. This has been in place at least since 2010.

Reply Parent Score: 1