VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:42 pm

Well, it took me far too long to get back to this, since I had the VAXStation temporarily tucked away in a closet when I moved in October, but I finally pulled 'er out and set 'er up on some unused desk space at work. I wound up doing a full fresh install, and I've spent about a month of downtime and lunch breaks learning my way around VMS and getting it set up with additional software. Currently got it running DECWindows Motif (no CDE for the VAX, I'm afraid) with HP's TCP/IP kit and HP SSL (I had a hell of a time actually finding this, as HP's policy for VAX kits is "we'll move the files at random, but don't worry, our 404 page offers a search facility that can direct you back to exactly the same page that had the broken link in the first place;" I wound up having to get down into their FTP site with a separate client to find an otherwise completely unlisted PCSI kit for it.) And with all those, that naturally means I'm set for running NCSA Mosaic! That's right, I'm posting this from a VAX ;)

Still gotta get DOOM running, though...
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby mia » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:44 pm

It's a great little workstation, here's a screenshot from mine
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:19 pm

I didn't know there was Netscape for VAX/VMS. How's it compare to Mosaic?
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby mia » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:23 pm

honestly, not the best web browsing platform :)
this is netscape 3.03 gold, here's the picture
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:39 pm

Nice :)
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:43 pm

Wow! Where did you find that? My Vaxsta 3000 wants to run that now ...

Also, commodorejohn, do you have a Mosaic binary handy or where to find the libraries? Though I suppose it would be good for me to get gcc working on VMS.
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:50 pm

Certainly - VMS Mosaic is part of the VMS Freeware collection, but not all mirrors have it. Luckily, if you point a good FTP client to ftp://ftp.hp.com and look in /pub/openvms you'll find not only the install kit for VAX SSL (which it requires,) but a Freeware mirror that does have Mosaic 4.0 (the latest version I've been able to dig up - 4.2 is technically the latest version, but it only seems to be available from its own website, and that, unfortunately, seems to be dead.)

(Maybe you can add VAX/VMS to your list of Firefox ports ;))
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby mia » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:46 pm

commodorejohn wrote:(Maybe you can add VAX/VMS to your list of Firefox ports ;))


Well, there IS firefox for Openvms/AXP and IA64.
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:45 am

There *was*. I don't think it's even a tier-3 port anymore.

Thanks, commodorejohn!
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Re: VAXStation 4000/60 - some questions

Unread postby commodorejohn » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:55 am

Happy to help :)
Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
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