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IBM AIX 6 Operating System Open Beta

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AIX® is an open, UNIX® operating system that allows you to run the applications you want, on the hardware you want—IBM UNIX servers. AIX in combination with IBM's Virtualization offerings, provides you with new levels of flexibility and performance. AIX delivers high levels of security, integration, flexibility and reliability—essential for meeting the demands of today's information technology environments. AIX operates on the IBM System p™, BladeCenter®, IntelliStation® POWER™, and System i5™ platforms, as well as predecessor IBM UNIX products including the IBM RS/6000® server and workstation product lines.


AIX 5L is an award winning operating system, delivering superior scalability, reliability, and manageability. Best of all, AIX 5L comes from IBM, the world's leading technology company.
No one can match IBM's experience in providing solutions to businesses of every size, in every industry, in every corner of the world. And no one can match IBM's reputation for service and support. Whether you’re looking for planning services, integration and installation, tuning, migration, or everyday support, IBM provides service and support to help keep your business running.
AIX 5L is an open, standards-based operating system that conforms to The Open Group's Single UNIX Specification Version 3. It provides fully integrated support for 32- and 64-bit applications. AIX 5L provides binary compatible support for the entire IBM UNIX product line including the IBM System p5™ and Bladecenter JS21 servers and IntelliStation® POWER workstations, AIX 5L also supports qualified systems offered by hardware vendors participating in the AIX Multiple Vendor Program. So, as you move to newer versions of AIX 5L, its excellent history of binary compatibility provides confidence that your critical applications will continue to run. More information on AIX 5L binary compatibility can be found at http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/os/compatibility/.
But scalability goes far beyond simply running on larger systems or faster processors. True scalability requires a comprehensive design that's easily adaptable to changing business needs, permitting you to harness increased processing power with a minimum of disruption. The latest version of AIX 5L Version 5.3, fully exploits the advanced virtualization and performance of IBM System p UNIX servers to insure that the IBM UNIX solutions that your deploy are scalable and efficient.

Source: IBM AIX 6 Open Beta
 

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Wow, hasnt IBM been out of the OS business since OS2?
 
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I think they also made AIX 5....Not sure since im not into Non-Windows Operating Systems....
 
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Now if only I could make the rs/6000 sitting in the next room fullfill its duties while I try this out.......... :D
 
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Most countries high security, hospitals, airports all use IBM e-series servers (AS/400) and OS/400. Dealerships for many different brands Toyota, Mercedes, GMC, etc.... as well as many others also use the same.



Apple wants to talk about things just working? Try one of these and you will see just work. Ours handles 5 printers at two locations, over 100 client sessions, communications from our parent vendors, inventory tracking on over $1.5million of parts, 300 active pieces of wholegoods, payroll, taxes, archives of 5 years on parts sold accessible about 20 different ways, archive of sold wholegoods for the life of a customer.




And we are only using 30% of the systems capability's on average, and ours is SMALL.
 
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Most countries high security, hospitals, airports all use IBM e-series servers (AS/400) and OS/400. Dealerships for many different brands Toyota, Mercedes, GMC, etc.... as well as many others also use the same.



Apple wants to talk about things just working? Try one of these and you will see just work. Ours handles 5 printers at two locations, over 100 client sessions, communications from our parent vendors, inventory tracking on over $1.5million of parts, 300 active pieces of wholegoods, payroll, taxes, archives of 5 years on parts sold accessible about 20 different ways, archive of sold wholegoods for the life of a customer.




And we are only using 30% of the systems capability's on average, and ours is SMALL.

Our xServe manages around 1200 LDAP users, currently now :)

Although I don't know where you got apple from :p

We also use a handful of just dell poweredge xeons to run a multi million dollar factory pumping out over 13k units/day :p

Aside from a few rs/6000's for 2 certain programs.
 
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Apple, it just works. But not when compared to these workhorses.
 
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Apple, it just works. But not when compared to these workhorses.
:confused: Seems a bit... random... :wtf:

I can safely say a Dell Poweredge doesn't either :laugh:
 
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I thought it was funneh, mebey it is just meh........
 

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I don't think large companies would want to use Apple software for their servers since they have no need to run iMovie or iPhoto. Besides, I don't know how reliable MacOS is anyway. My GFs iMac is a total piece of shit. The OS freezes at least twice a week. The CD tray stoppd opening so we had to get an external drive, and there are several dead pixels - and since it's so user friendly, it's not like we can just go out and buy her a new monitor. If an OS can't handle web browsing, and word processing, then it definately can't handle server work.
 
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I don't think large companies would want to use Apple software for their servers since they have no need to run iMovie or iPhoto. Besides, I don't know how reliable MacOS is anyway. My GFs iMac is a total piece of shit. The OS freezes at least twice a week. The CD tray stoppd opening so we had to get an external drive, and there are several dead pixels - and since it's so user friendly, it's not like we can just go out and buy her a new monitor. If an OS can't handle web browsing, and word processing, then it definately can't handle server work.
Yeah, I'm sure your 12 year old PC's work just as well too :rolleyes:

Apple hasn't used a tray loading CDROM in an imac since the G3 days, which means your mac is O.A.F. (Old as FUDGE)

OS X Server is just as reliable as the desktop OS, and then some. Our xServe's ONLY downtime is if our RAID craps out, or hardware dies. ;)

OS X Server is a very very robust OS in comparison to Linux and Solaris.... ;)


I think IBM's AIX is targetted at a more higher end server spectrum than Windows server and OS X Server are, though.

I wonder if this would run on a G5....
 
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@Dip- He said dead pixels. It's a G4 if it has a tray and an LCD.

@Benpi - Assuming it is a G4 iMac, how can you compare a 5yr old desktop computer, vs a high dollar server? Here's a question, when the last time somebody opened it up and cleaned it out? Freezing usually means a heat problem on those. The exhaust fan could have also crapped out, check that, it's at the base of the LCD arm. Also, my drive tray wouldn't open for a while, then I figured out that a little plastic faceplate fell off of the CDROM's tray. Reattached it and the CDROM worked fine. Look to see if that's the issue. And if the crashing is software related, when is the last time somebody repaired permissions using Disk Utility?

I just sold a 1GHz iMac G4. I had it for 2yrs, and it was in my company's design department before that. I only restarted after an update that required it, or to install a new OS, or any other similar tasks. I once had it on for 2 1/2months straight, with nary a hiccup. No freezes or crashes, app or OS, and only restarted because I did my updates.

What you have is hardware issues on an aging, (and I'm willing to bet, never maintained) computer . Hardly Apple or OS X's fault.

Your hatred of Macs is unfounded, or at least founded on misinformation.
 
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