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16 neetbix commented Permalink

As a user of AIX since Version 1.0, and sometime administrator during my career, I would say I am more of an AIX fanboy. I do think, however, that it is the whole package - hardware. virtualisation and Operating System - that makes the difference.

17 r0bby commented Permalink

Of course i'd write for a 10-min survey ; that's because i'm definitely an AIX person. <br /> I know that one of the strenghts of aix is because it's an os that is built as a glove over a ultra specialized (and powerful) hardware , so the hw leads and the sw follows as someone told me . <br /> But as many of you already said , AIX marketing has been non-existant for too many years ..

18 JordanL7 commented Permalink

AIX and POWER are almost one and the same to me. IBM will probably always tout the hardware over the OS just because the numbers can always be more "impressive" (my opinion here). I love AIX but would like to see more Linux on POWER as well. I'd be interested in hearing other peoples successes with it! I see too much Linux on cheap commodity hardware. People bang their drum about this all day long cause it "look, I have UNIX reliability!" and it is so cheap. Seems that people seem to overlook the RAS statement, licenses costs...which can be more expensive in the long run. <div>&nbsp;</div> To make a long story short, I'd say I'm both! I happily take a 10min survey. It would be nice to see some AIX and or POWER swag as someone else put it! <div>&nbsp;</div>

19 Trux commented Permalink

I'm a AIX person, of course, but can't deny I feel a little touchy about "my" big servers too... I actually talk to "my" Power5, 6 and 7 boxes when I'm servicing them. <br /> A tour to the machine room twice a week is common here... how do you not relate to your solid technology? I'm obviously joking, but I think that the truth is in the middle: AIX and POWER go ahnd in hand, no other way so far! <br /> A questionnaire? Sure! <br /> Merchandise? Yes I would shell some doblons for AIX (and/or POWER!!!) stuff... even a t-shirt would be considered! <br /> Keep us informed...

20 RCeleste commented Permalink

I'd write for a 10-min survey for sure ; that's because i'm definitely an AIX person. <br /> I know that one of the strenghts of aix is because it's an os that is built as a glove over a ultra specialized (and powerful) hardware , so the hw leads and the sw follows as someone told me . <br /> But as many of you already said , AIX marketing has been non-existant for too many years ..

21 Jim_Carstensen commented Permalink

I'm definitely more of an AIX person. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the hardware, but the OS is what I touch and see. A good test is that i don't see the point of Linux on Power - yes, more stable/faster hardware, but less compiled for it and don't feel like getting the worth of the cost, while AIX is the opposite. <div>&nbsp;</div> Not sure about buying AIX swag, though I'd gladly use it. Of course, I've had a coffee mug with "RISC System/6000 IBM PowerPC The New Power Play" on my desk holding pens for 14 years, so I may just be a sucker for either. <div>&nbsp;</div> And I would be estatic to fill out survey, or even give interviews to people interested in the parts of AIX I like, dislike, use, and ignore when I can. I would seriously love to give feedback to people who would listen to it with an ear towards the OS, as opposed to just an ear towards sales. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

22 B.Eckenfels commented Permalink

As an ISV type person I dont like AIX so much. All the tools have very old fashioned defaults (think pages, blocks, etc), often the columns of the tools do not align properly. Although it is hard for me to understand the overall architecture I do have a feeling it is quite powerfull (sometimes maybe too many options). Having contact with customer admins I can say that most only have a basic understanding of the system (which seems to work out well enough in most but not all cases). Bernd

23 VesaSaarenpää commented Permalink

Let me put it this way: I would run aix in my lenovo, if I could. Enough said? ;)

24 BruceTHarvey commented Permalink

Catching up on old entries ... AIX 1st, but POWER 2nd. I've been here since the 32H I first ran upon ... quite some time ago. AIX 3.1.2. So Definitely AIX 1st, since as an AIX-er, I've never been out of a job. (Funny ... I don't find it that complex, but all the Solaris guys and Linux guys say so! It's just different! Solaris and Linux can be convoluted out the proverbial wazoo.) Yes, badge, mug (16-oz), hat, jacket, pin, shirt (with collar and pocket, not T-). Most definitely.

25 AtifSami commented Permalink

Yes I m AIX and Power7 person and If IBM offer AIX stickers, AIX mug at a reasonable cost - would you buy one?" -- Yes, definitely.

26 Hatterz commented Permalink

Have IBM missed a trick not porting AIX to x64 like Solaris has? As a functional user friendly OS there is nothing that comes close to AIX but it's dependency on a specific hardware is reminiscent of their earlier determination to hang onto microchannel (that died as well). I was a senior AIX sysadmin both when I worked at IBM and later when I moved into Banking IT (now I am a mere solutions architect) and the company that I work for is actively migrating off pSeries/AIX despite the huge pluses of the OS because the overall support costs are much higher than Linux on x64 pieces of tin. We will lose an enterprise level OS because IBM are sometimes too draconian about what they deliver, maybe it's time to take off the blinkers and see the market for what it is