Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:37 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
IBM Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.
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"To be fair, IBM cannot let AIX stagnate while it builds up Linux. AIX is still their bread and butter, and Solaris hasn't exactly been moving at a snail's pace!"

I don't believe IBM has any intention of allowing AIX to stagnate, and I would say this investment speaks clearly of their future direction.

It's all about making money for IBM, even if they have to support their enemies, or jump off a cliff to do so.

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