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October 25, 1977 marked the release of VMS v1.0, the first version of the
HP OpenVMS operating system. Thirty years and several hardware platforms later, OpenVMS is better than
ever, and ready to take on the future.
Use the interactive timeline above to take a look back at the past 30 years of OpenVMS. Use the scroll
bar at the bottom of the timeline to change years; click on any event marked with a » for more
details about the event.
» Podcast: Listen to reminiscences form some of the old-timers, several of whom were there at the beginning.
Celebrations of prior anniversaries:
» OpenVMS at 25 celebration site
» OpenVMS at 20 celebration site
» OpenVMS at 20 Nothing Stops it book (pdf, zip)