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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Wed Dec 11 08:41:32 NZDT 2013


"Analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC) posted a press
release Wednesday highlighting the rapid decline of IBM's AIX and
P-Series hardware. Along side the drop in proprietary Unix systems is
an associated rise in sales of X86 servers running Linux. IBM has
clearly identified this as a long term trend, investing $1 billion
dollars in Linux development on Power systems. With the reported 20%
drop in sales, the writing my finally be on the wall for AIX."

-- source: http://ostatic.com/blog/proprietary-unix-continues-to-fall

Did a syadmin course back at uni using AIX (yes, it was way back in
the late 90s). The IBM guy running parts of the course mentioned how
they'd be investing lots of money in Linux over the next few years. I
wonder whether they were already developing an exit strategy back
then.

Cheers, Peter
-- 
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
http://www.cms.waikato.ac.nz/~fracpete/          Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174



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