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Test Drive OpenVMS

» OpenVMS I64 test drive
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Other information resources available to you include:

» OpenVMS freeware
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» Alpha SRM, ARC, and AlphaBIOS firmware updates
» ENCOMPASS - HP user group
» OpenVMS software downloads, OpenVMS freeware CD-ROM
» OpenVMS firmware locations
» DECconnect passive adaptor charts
» Cables reference guide
» MicroVAX console commands
» OpenVMS student research

Select a topic below to see Questions Frequently Asked by partners

» Using the online documentation library(installing BNU from the asap SDK)
» Global sections(how to create and use.)
» xx$CREATE_BUFOBJ system service(usage)
» Ethernet address(methods of determination)
» Shareable images(cookbook approach to creating one)
» Sharing data/code at absolute addresses(a guide with examples)
» Determining the Alpha microprocessor
» Using GETSYI to get hardware status

Evolving business value

» Business Systems Evolution
» AlphaServer systems transition planning
» Alpha RetainTrust program

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Ask the Wizard Questions

System: Explain VMS, VAX, and Alpha

The Question is:

I have just currently started working with a company that
uses this system.  However, I am not familiar with how
these systems work. Plus, now they say they willb
be switching to Alpha. Could you in simple terms explain
what this is all about.


The Answer is:

    The Wizard is not omniscent.  There is no single, succinct, nor
    simple answer to this (highly ambiguous) question.

    You will want to acquire access to the information and documentation
    (that should be) available locally.

    Digital makes extensive documentation available with the OpenVMS and
    UNIX operating systems in hardcopy and on CD-ROM.  Various Alpha
    systems also run Microsoft NT, and Microsoft makes NT-related information