Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 18:54 UTC
General Unix "Hewlett-Packard is rolling out Update 5 for the HP-UX Unix operating system that runs its Itanium and PA-RISC lines of Integrity and HP 9000 servers, keeping to its pattern of two updates per year for its flagship operating system. As has been the case with the prior HP-UX updates, the changes are important to existing HP-UX shops, but they're probably not going to cause a stampede of buyers for HP-UX systems. It's no different with the updates to IBM's AIX or Sun Microsystems' Solaris Unixes do."
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by Jondice on Mon 28th Sep 2009 23:15 UTC in reply to "...?"
Jondice
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Very true; I admit I haven't followed the tech in AIX and HP-UX as much, but this is because hardware to run these systems is not easily come by. It is hard for me to be enthusiastic about something that only runs on hardware I'll never have access to. I'd like to blame this on no one caring enough to keep making workstations that use non-intel chips. Even if it isn't very profitable, at least interested developers could have something to play around with. Most people have something that can run Solaris on since it works very well even on many x86 laptops (yes I know, many of them have trouble but you get the point). It also works as a workstation OS which is no longer the case for HP-UX and AIX.

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