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NetworkWorld: Linking Linux and AIX

Feb 17, 2001, 17:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"The AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications is a set of free software tools that can be used to write programs for both Linux and AIX Version 4.3.3. The toolbox includes commonly used open-source applications and tools such as tar, Samba, the Bash2 system shell, the KDE and GNOME desktops and enlightenment and sawfish windows managers. The toolkit also includes the Red Hat Package Management system (RPM) to install and organize open source software on AIX. The various tools in the kit are freely available and can be downloaded individually."

"The toolbox could be useful to Linux-based enterprises that want to integrate AIX into their networks. Open-source programmers could recompile custom-built enterprise Linux applications to run on AIX's 64-bit platform to take advantage of AIX's high scalability (on the scalable RS/6000 hardware platform). Applications written using the toolbox can run on both Linux and AIX, allowing the two platforms to interoperate more seamlessly."

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