Re: Whither VMS?
- From: JF Mezei <jfmezei.spamnot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 04:21:50 -0400
Michael Kraemer wrote:
Neil Rieck schrieb:
You bring up an interesting point that has been in the back of my head
for months now. HP seems to push Windows, Linux and HPUX more than
No surprise here. Windoze and Linux are almost inevitable
for a vendor, and HP-UX is their genuine product, while VMS is n.i.h.
My impression (and it is just an impression) is that HP isn't pushing
HP-UX much more than VMS anymore and that the marketing is moving to
commodity OS (Linux and Windows).
The other day, I went to www.HP.com and tried to navigate to VMS. I
found neither VMS, nor NSK nor HP-UX. If you don't know what to click,
you may not find it.
I know that there are /GO/something links (such as one posted recently)
which get you to the products, and some that bring you to a page that
shows all the enterprise platforms (including Alpha and Pa-Risc) as well
as all the OS (including VMS). But getting there from the HP home page
didn't seem obvious.
Perhaps HP is moving to a hardware and services company, de-emphasizing
its proprietary OS and going for commodity hardware and operating systems.
Not clear how the survival/demise of Solaris could change HP's plans.
Consider what HP did to Tru64 when it got Digital/Compaq. If HP gets
Sparc/Solaris, I suspect it would move to stop development and just
provide support. On the other hand, with Ia64 on its way out, perhaps HP
would (of all the ironies) adopt Sparc and put a spark back into that
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