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# 1  
Old 03-28-2006
HP UNIX freeware


I plan to buy HP unix system from ebay for learning purpose. Would like to know if any HP UX version is freeware or available for download.

# 2  
Old 03-28-2006
I am afraid to disappoint you but most of HP-UX is not available for free.
Albeit, I know that I periodically receive CD sets (we have a contract)
of which one set is marked as OE Core OS.
Afaik, you can install this Core Operating Environment release without requiring
a license.
But I don't know if this image can be downloaded at all,
or how you can acquire a CD set if you don't happen to have a SW support contract.
# 3  
Old 03-29-2006
Buff is correct as far as my experience and media goes... however as far as purchasing used boxes for learning. Most of those guys will load it with a recent release of HPUX for you on purchase. Try for 11.11 if given a choice.

# 4  
Old 03-29-2006
HP-UX 11i OE Per-Processor License, purchase separately
This product provides a license to use the HP-UX Operating Environment on one processor. Please purchase this product when:

* You need to get the latest-license-to-use HP-UX but do not have a support contract.
* You purchased your HP-UX server from a third-party broker and need to receive a license from HP
HP-UX Enterprise OE Server Media
HP-UX Operating Envirnoment CD Kit
The license is $750. Once you have that, you can get the media anywhere you can. That includes an OS residing on a hard drive that was purchased from a third party. A few authorized third parties can include a license with the sale. I have never known HP to track people down or anything. But you won't get any HP support until you buy the license.

That media kit is $565 which seems pretty high since no license is included. A installation manual and a very few other docs come with it. I have a pile of letters on my desk from HP. Each one has a piece of paper with a box that I must manually check. Then I put the piece of paper in the prepaid envelope and send it back to HP. Each one that I check and send back is a media kit that will arrive. I'll probably stop at 5 or 6. But you never know... Smilie (And no, I can't distribute them...they belong to my employer.)
# 5  
Old 04-24-2006
Freeware HP-UX

No there is no freeware version of HP-UX, however I have seen it sold on Ebay for cheap ($20).

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