Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2008 23:33 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation IBM pretty much slammed the solid oak door on open sourcing os/2. "As stated in our response to your September 2005 letter we have considered the positioning of os/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any os/2 open source projects."
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RE[2]: And AIX ?
by signals on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE: And AIX ?"
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As I understand it, insanely tight integration with the hardware is one of its greatest strengths.

Really? I just left an IBM shop last year, and while I did not work as the sysadmin, the guy who did lead me to believe that modern IBM machines run AIX in a virtual machine called an LPAR.In fact, he told me that IBM's "best practice" for a machine that is only going to run one instance of AIX, is to run it inside an LPAR, and not on the bare metal.

I was under the impression that virtualization was IBM and AIX's big strength, not tight integration with the hardware...

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