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ComputerWorld: IBM OS targets Intel market, Linux users

Aug 13, 2000, 18:53 (5 Talkback[s])


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"IBM this fall will release AIX 5L, a freshly minted and renamed version of AIX, combining extensive Linux support with performance-boosting features designed to appeal to IBM's more traditional high-end user base."

"The operating system will be the first AIX version capable of running on both IBM Power-based systems and on Intel Corp.'s upcoming IA-64 architecture, according to IBM."

"This will give existing Power-based AIX users another hardware platform on which to run their applications. And it will give Linux users a way to combine their applications with the high-end scalability and availability of AIX, said Dave Turek, an IBM vice president."

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