HP breakup... Website & ftp being trashed ... save what you can

Jason Scott jason at textfiles.com
Fri May 6 11:50:40 CDT 2016

For general noting, we did a drop-dead backup of FTP.HP.COM in 2013 as part
of a recognition that FTP sites were mostly being set adrift and were often
unique sources of material.

https://archive.org/details/ftp-ftp.hp.com_ftp1  (2013 Backup)
https://archive.org/details/ftp-ftp.hp.com_pub-2013-10 (Alternate Backup)

On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you care, you might want to check out:
> ftp://ftp.hp.com:/pub/alphaserver/firmware
> I'm always updating firmware on older alphas and I've noticed this site
> has undergone some changes lately. I've also noticed that HP's web sites
> have been absolutely trashed for a couple of years now. However, now many
> alpha related searches return 0 results on most of their portals. When you
> do find something, it's often a dead link. Many of the Tru64 pages are all
> a broken link, broken CSS, shambles.
> Anyhow, my trust in HP is at an all-time-low (more than I even knew was
> possible after I got my whopping $26 dollar settlement for them ripping
> folks off on ink cartridges and getting class-action-sued for it).
> Unsurprisingly, they can't even run a website anymore, and even the FTP
> site seems to be feeling the shake up (directories moving around, things
> obviously undergoing some major changes). So, you might want to grab
> whatever you need off the post-Fiorina walking corpse of HP before they go
> full zombie and eat their own brains and lose everything. There are
> patches, firmware etc... many things their management would probably
> remove if they were literate enough to know they still had them online in
> an undamaged form (folks so often forget about FTP).
> -Swift

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