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30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Geert Van Pamel
Regular Advisor

30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Today 25th of October 2007 is the 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

See http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/30th/index.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

Happy birthday! Alive and kicking.
14 REPLIES
Paul Beaudoin
Regular Advisor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Imagine! An operating system almost as old as I am. It works a lot better too.

Congratulations to VMS and its creators/supporters/users/fans.

Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Geert,

Yes, it is not only impressive to see a platform achieve this longevity while retaining its viability.

It is even more impressive when you realize that this has been done without incompatible changes to the interfaces, and with the assimilation of many technologies and alternatives not conceived of at the time of the initial design.

Indeed, Happy Pearl Anniversary OpenVMS!

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Geert,

Indeed: Happy anniversary, but even more:
MANY HAPPY RETURNS!!

I truly hope to reach my retirement (still some years to go!), while always doing something or other with VMS.

For now: time to celebrate.

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Richard J Maher
Trusted Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

The Good Ship VMS - God bless her and all who've sailed in her.

Thanks to everyone who's played a part!

Cheers Richard Maher

PS. Looking forward to the next 30!
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Enter your congratulatory messages at

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/fb_30years.html

and read other peoples at
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/30th/t_guestbook.html

and do explore the rest of the 30th Anniversary site as there is plenty to read.

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Dave Gudewicz
Valued Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Congratulations VMS !!! Happy 30th anniversary. Many more.

I liked the good ship VMS comment.

Dave...
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

>> I liked the good ship VMS comment.

Ah, memories of RSX-11M and the light blue cheat sheet booklet.


It's been a good ride, and still going.
Who woudl have thunk it!

Thanks all,
Hein.
H_Bachner
Regular Advisor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Incredible - 30 years old and still ahead of the gang!

Thanks to all who invented, developed, supported, and improved (Open)VMS over the years and made it what it is today. Thanks as well to all the users; without their commitment to this fine operating system it would already be history like many other systems created before and after OpenVMS.

Looking forward to a long OpenVMS future!

Hans.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

You may like these
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Article on internetnews http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3707631

Do remember to post your comments at
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/fb_30years.html

(they won't appear straight away)
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

I'm still using my 20th anniversary T shirt but I starting to look like a clochard with it. Hope HP sends us some new ones.

And look what shares the birthday :
http://www.vax.co.uk/vax/history.php

Congrats VMS !

Wim (started on a pdp11/36 for my end paper)
Wim
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Nothing sucks like a VAX!

regardas Kalle
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Congratulations VMS !!!
Happy 30th anniversary.

Hope that the greatest OS will have many more anniversaries.

And yes, I really liked vax, too.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

Anne McQuaid letter about the anniversary

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/news/annmcquaid.html
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Edmundo T Rodriguez
Frequent Advisor

Re: 30th years anniversary of VAX/VMS on a VAX 11/780

I began dealing with OpenVMS in 1986 and intensivly working 1987 and I truly believe
OpenVMS deserve we should be working to make it a common OS for workstation, PC and Laptop

We should enforce a commitment to encourage HP to make this a reality.

It should be a special version capable to run in dual boot system like Linux and Windows, possibly using and Motif and the alternate of a Open Source GUI

At the beginning there may NOT be too much application software for common end users, but after running for a while people would get amaze of the conversion coming in.

Who raise the hand?