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Old 11th September 2011
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My gnome build? Note that it requires a manual boot step.
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Old 15th September 2011
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I quite like VMS, particularly Notes.
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I really wish there was a version of VMS that ran x86 hardware. Wasn't HP porting it to Itanium?
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Yeah, existed and it is the first and the last version for x86 and calling FreeVMS
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I'm also interesting is OpenVMS free for non-commercial use and which version?
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I'm also interesting is OpenVMS free for non-commercial use and which version?

Good luck running that
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Well if you have an Alpha or VAX, you can get the media from here for $30
http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist/mount.html

And get a hobbiest license here
http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist/register_license.html
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OK thanx. I read about it yesterday and it's not ''free as in beer'' -.- formal yes, in fact not -.-
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The proper hobbyist site is here:
http://www.openvmshobbyist.com/news.php
or, get an account on DeathRow.
http://deathrow.vistech.net/
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This is my kind of thread. I think that for me it's bordering on a fetish really - as I find myself compelled to use the most obscure, niche operating systems. My list of favs: FreeBSD/NetBSD, Haiku, Minix and RiscOS.

A lot has improved in that OS group since this thread was last touched. I now use Haiku for most of my informal, non-critical web browsing, and it improves steadily. Minix3 has been upgraded by adding Xorg and in addition it uses NetBSD pkgsrc. FreeBSD is still "the rock" for the important stuff...
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Nice necro thread bump! I'm in the process of swapping out all Linux installs with BSDs. I've got OpenBSD i386 on a desktop, and my ThinkPad will either get OpenBSD or PC-BSD. Another i386 desktop will either get OpenBSD, or FreeBSD (currently running Slackware 14.1).

I have Tails on a USB stick for paranoid surfing. I was a huge fan of BeOS back-in-the-day, and I have tried Haiku, but the thrill is gone, I just don't care any more. I'm thinking of giving Minix a try, haven't done so yet.
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Nice necro thread bump! I'm in the process of swapping out all Linux installs with BSDs. I've got OpenBSD i386 on a desktop, and my ThinkPad will either get OpenBSD or PC-BSD. Another i386 desktop will either get OpenBSD, or FreeBSD (currently running Slackware 14.1).

I have Tails on a USB stick for paranoid surfing. I was a huge fan of BeOS back-in-the-day, and I have tried Haiku, but the thrill is gone, I just don't care any more. I'm thinking of giving Minix a try, haven't done so yet.
Yeah - I used to run Slack - way back then. Guess it's having a 20'th year anniversary.

Nice thing about Haiku is its "anyboot" image, which is a super easy USB-live-with-web setup, unlike FreeBSD where you have to build a stick manually - and set up various things like the memory-based-disk replacements for directories with heavy IO.

Lately, my pet project has been RicsOS (open). It's probably the only OS out there that is truly unique.
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Wanna try a new flavor ?

Try Red Star Linux, the north-corean OS.
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WaInna try a new flavor ?

Try Red Star Linux, the north-corean OS.
LOL - I think I'll pass on the "corean" Linux...

On the other hand, I've been playing around, during the past few days, with A2/Oberon - an operating system and development environment that had its genesis in the nineties. It has a devout, but small, following on the forums at ethz.ch.

http://bluebottle.ethz.ch

Anyone else here ever heard about or used it? Its WEB browser is about as fancy as a very early Navigator, but without java-script. One neat thing is that a compressed image of the disk partition, created with the default ISO installer, and including many apps and a dev environment, is only 32MB.

It's BSD licensed.
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Interestingly, just a few hours after having my (yet to be moderated) posting about Plan9/Inferno posted here, I've read that Plan 9 is GNU-licensed now. Not sure if that's a good move. (I can't post the URL yet - it's on TheRegister.)
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Here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02..._to_gnu_space/
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FWIW, Plan 9 has long been available under an OSI approved free software license, the Lucent Public License.

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It think it will make exactly zero difference.
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It will. GNU makes using Plan 9 commercially harder; given that it is designed to run on large (company?) networks, this might have some serious side-effects.

edit: Indeed, welcome!

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Thanks for the welcome!

IMHO, that Register article is misleading.
Plan 9 isn't becoming a GNU project, it is just becoming available under the GPLv2 license, the same as Linux.
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