Solved

HP UX OS download

Posted on 2009-07-13
1
1,476 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Is there any HP-UX OS downloads available for free? To do personal testing and development? Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:AIX25
1 Comment
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
tfewster earned 500 total points
ID: 24842786
No - HP-UX is supplied and licenced with the hardware (PA-RISC or Itanium CPUs) and won't run on any other CPUs, so they don't offer a "free" version. However, if you have a PA-RISC or Itanium server, an HP authorised reseller will sell you a media kit  (free with a support contract, so you can upgrade OS versions).
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/hp/hpux-faq/section-299.html

Older media kits may be available, e.g. on ebay. I don't think HP care too much about about media kits being copied or resold as long as it's just the hardware-bundled software licence and not the Enterprise or Mission Critical versions that come with more, very expensive, software.

Add-on software such as drivers and utilities are available from http://software.hp.com , mostly for free

However, you can get a free HP-UX shell account from e.g. http://www.polarhome.com/ - OK for getting familiar with HP-UX 11.0 (old); The front page says "Support for development", so it's worth asking about compilers

Also, HP have a Developer & Solution Partner Program (DSPP) which is free to join but aimed more at companies wanting to develop software for HP-UX on modern kit:
http://www.hp.com/dspp
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Virtualizing TAPE on dual VIOS 3 101
UNiX Script filesystem space usage 19 76
dot directory in FreeBSD??? 4 88
Authenticate using sesu from script 7 56
Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
Why Shell Scripting? Shell scripting is a powerful method of accessing UNIX systems and it is very flexible. Shell scripts are required when we want to execute a sequence of commands in Unix flavored operating systems. “Shell” is the command line i…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question