Free DS10L Drawing again ! - VMS

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  1. Free DS10L Drawing again !

    If you haven't sent in your request to be in the drawing then do so with
    DS10L in the subject line

    If you sent in your request then don't worry, your request is still in the
    system and will be in the draw later this month

    FYI - Alpha systems have been selling like Hot Cakes with VMS
    I would say 90% with VMS and the others with T64

    David Turner


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    Island Computers US Corp
    2700 Gregory St, Suite 180
    Savannah GA 31404

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  2. Re: Free DS10L Drawing again !

    On Sep 12, 4:00 pm, "David Turner, Island Computers" islandco.com> wrote:
    > If you haven't sent in your request to be in the drawing then do so with
    > DS10L in the subject line
    >
    > If you sent in your request then don't worry, your request is still in the
    > system and will be in the draw later this month
    >
    > FYI - Alpha systems have been selling like Hot Cakes with VMS
    > I would say 90% with VMS and the others with T64
    >
    > David Turner
    >
    > --
    > David B Turner
    > Island Computers US Corp
    > 2700 Gregory St, Suite 180
    > Savannah GA 31404
    >
    > T: 877-6364332 x201
    > Intl: 001 912 447 6622
    >
    > E: dtur...@islandco.com
    > F: 912 201 0402
    > W:http://www.islandco.com



    David
    glad to hear Alphas are selling well now, especially after your
    comments last May.

    Most of what our customers are leaning towards is itanic now;
    not that they need the boost over Alpha, but just to get on current
    hardware and longer term software upgrades. But we may still have a
    few Alpha upgrades in our future (including our one remaining VAX
    location).

    Rich


  3. Re: Free DS10L Drawing again !

    In article <13egkq6krrfpb44@news.supernews.com>, "David Turner, Island Computers" writes:
    >FYI - Alpha systems have been selling like Hot Cakes with VMS


    Glad to here.

    >I would say 90% with VMS and the others with T64


    What did you expect?

    OpenVMS is still alive and supports the Alpha (unlike eg. WinNT ;-) and if
    you want U**X, you surely find faster and cheaper machines than Alphas now.

    So, Alpha is almost exclusively for [Open]VMS now.
    I only wonder, that the Tru64 percentage is still so high (10%)...

    SCNR

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    Peter "EPLAN" LANGSTOEGER
    Network and OpenVMS system specialist
    E-mail peter@langstoeger.at
    A-1030 VIENNA AUSTRIA I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist

  4. Re: Free DS10L Drawing again !

    You know I was wondering that too.
    Mainly power stations/nuclear stuff.
    But it's a good version of Unix
    Our DS10 webserver ran it for 6 years - 2 hours downtime in 6 years !
    And that was for adding a RAID controller

    "Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER" wrote in message
    news:46e9768a$1@news.langstoeger.at...
    > In article <13egkq6krrfpb44@news.supernews.com>, "David Turner, Island
    > Computers" writes:
    >>FYI - Alpha systems have been selling like Hot Cakes with VMS

    >
    > Glad to here.
    >
    >>I would say 90% with VMS and the others with T64

    >
    > What did you expect?
    >
    > OpenVMS is still alive and supports the Alpha (unlike eg. WinNT ;-) and if
    > you want U**X, you surely find faster and cheaper machines than Alphas
    > now.
    >
    > So, Alpha is almost exclusively for [Open]VMS now.
    > I only wonder, that the Tru64 percentage is still so high (10%)...
    >
    > SCNR
    >
    > --
    > Peter "EPLAN" LANGSTOEGER
    > Network and OpenVMS system specialist
    > E-mail peter@langstoeger.at
    > A-1030 VIENNA AUSTRIA I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist




  5. Re: Free DS10L Drawing again !

    "David Turner, Island Computers" writes:

    >If you haven't sent in your request to be in the drawing then do so with
    >DS10L in the subject line


    I was just thinking: A hobbyist winner of this DS10L (or the purchasor of
    one w/o a CDROM) is going to have a difficult time getting VMS onto it,
    unless already a hobbyist, or has access to a VMS system (another hobbyist
    or at work), or can get an IDE CDROM that works with VMS and is able and
    willing to open the box and connect it temporarily. Perhaps, as a service
    you can offer to preload such systems with the latest hobbyist VMS,
    obviously without licenses. For a small fee, if that's legal under the
    hobbyist system (I don't know). Or with licenses, if the purchasor/winner
    provides you with the hobbyist license files in advance.

    I didn't have the problem since I happened to have all of the methods, not
    just one.

  6. Re: Free DS10L Drawing again !

    Michael Moroney wrote:

    > I was just thinking: A hobbyist winner of this DS10L (or the purchasor of
    > one w/o a CDROM) is going to have a difficult time getting VMS onto it,
    > unless already a hobbyist, or has access to a VMS system (another hobbyist
    > or at work), or can get an IDE CDROM that works with VMS and is able and
    > willing to open the box and connect it temporarily. Perhaps, as a service
    > you can offer to preload such systems with the latest hobbyist VMS,
    > obviously without licenses. For a small fee, if that's legal under the
    > hobbyist system (I don't know).


    You forgot the option to simply purchase a CD drive for the DS10L. For
    a very reasonable price (just few $ more than the charge for shipping a
    DS10L
    to Germany), Mr. Turner added a CD drive to the configuration of the
    DS10L I
    won earlier this year.

    Cheers,
    -Uli

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