UX, AIX, FLAYX...
pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Sep 3 16:12:09 CDT 2007
On Monday 03 September 2007 13:50, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 01/09/07, Chris M <chrism3667 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I know nothing about AIX or it's associated hardware
> > (oh ok I know it's made by IBM). I know little more
> > about HP-UX. All I know is I want a box/boxes I can
> > run this stuph on. This is a continual plea and the
> > cry of my heart :(. I know there's some of this stuph
> > out there for me. Question is how do I get it. Thus I
> > turn to y'all. Please help. Please...
> I've been offered 2 or 3 free RS/6000 machines over the years. Turned
> 'em down - not exotic or inherently interesting enough to pique my
> collecting urge.
POWER is an inherently interesting processor architecture (especially
the 6-chip versions), and the machines are built like a tank - even the
models with a plastic case are practically bulletproof. POWER is
amazingly zippy for the relative clock speed, especially for floating
And, AIX, well, if you've ever tried to admin an AIX box, I don't see
how you could say it wasn't "unique" especially among UNIX variants.
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