Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Jul 2010 16:56 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
IBM For only the second time since Big Blue entered the Unix market for real in February 1990 with the launch of the RS/6000 line of workstations and servers, the company is letting customers who use its Power-based servers take a future AIX release for a test drive in an open beta program
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d'oh
by marcp on Sat 17th Jul 2010 06:57 UTC
marcp
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2007-11-23

As usual - 'test program' which expects you to have so weird dev accounts, pay some fees, have some spacecraft in your garage ... too bad they're just too close to release a simple 'trial' to test the software on your own.

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RE: d'oh
by phastflyer on Sat 17th Jul 2010 18:36 in reply to "d'oh"
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2007-05-23

There are no fees and the only account is a free IBM ID needed for the Developerworks site. You do have to have a POWER4 or later server to carve out a little resource for an LPAR to install the beta code into.

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