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Old 09-23-2013
Some question about AIX

I have some question about aix: i know many unix system(hpux,solaris,etc) but never work with aix..
First question: updates/fixes are free or only commercial support?
Second: Is easy like hpux,there are many differences
between aix and other unix system?
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Old 09-25-2013
Originally Posted by Linusolaradm1
First question: updates/fixes are free or only commercial support?
Updates/fixes are free in that you can download them from the "Fixdist Central" server (see our AIX links in the pinned thread) without any payment. Still, you can install updates only if you have the respective base level fileset, so you have to have a license for AIX already to make use of the updates.

Originally Posted by Linusolaradm1
Second: Is easy like hpux,there are many differences between aix and other unix system?
What do you mean by "many" and what do you mean by "differences"? Of course there are differences in all kinds of things (commands, workings, proceedings, middleware, ....). There is a number of these differences, maybe you deem these to be "many", maybe you don't. Like being an expert in UNIX-A does not qualify you as expert in UNIX-B in general the same is true here. Nobody expects a Sun specialist to have more than general Unix knowledge in, say, HP-Ux and the same way being an expert in any Unix/Linux platform does not qualify you for being an expert in AIX. The same is true vice versa.

I hope this helps.

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Old 09-25-2013
# 4  
Old 09-25-2013
You could do a search for Unix Rosetta Stone

It's a few handy hint translation tables to get you started. From there on, the manual pages should help a lot. AIX is my preference, but it's personal choice.

As a manager will think he knows, all Unix systems are the same apart from the cost.
As a practitioner, you will know that all Unix systems are different and the cost is someone else's problem.

I hope that this gets you started.

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Old 09-25-2013
AIX on IBM POWER is the best...there somebody had to say it.
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Old 09-26-2013
It's a case of "You get what you pay for" - um, or not with some other distributions. As a simple example, what proper OS doesn't have a DR solution shipped as default?

.... and that's just a simple illustration of why AIX is better that Linux, in my own honest, 23 year AIX experience (and probably biased) opinion. My first install was from a set of magenta labelled floppy disks! Gosh, how old am I. At least they were 3.5", not the 5.25" ones or even the 8" ones.

Next action after getting on the network was a mksysb to 8mm tape - and I've still got some somewhere.......

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