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# 1  
Old 10-05-2007
does AIX run on x86 or x64?

wondering if there are any opportunities to learning AIX on regular hardware Smilie

thanks,
manny
# 2  
Old 10-05-2007
AIX 1.3 runs on old IBM PS/2s.

AIX 3 upwards runs on IBM RS/6000, powerpc.

You would need some form of powerpc emulator.
# 3  
Old 10-05-2007
does anyone run AIX 3 on pre-INTEL macs?

will google powerpc emulator...
thanks,
manny
# 4  
Old 10-05-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_manny
wondering if there are any opportunities to learning AIX on regular hardware Smilie

thanks,
manny
No, AIX doesn't run on the x86 hardware 32-bit or 64-bit.

If you are looking for user/programmer level access you might do a Google for a free AIX shell account. Somewhere like Polarhome - gateway to freedom would give you an account.

If your looking for SA experience then your best bet would be to find some legacy hardware that runs AIX.

Good luck!
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Old 10-05-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_manny
does anyone run AIX 3 on pre-INTEL macs?
There was an "Apple Network Server" which ran a specialised version of AIX 4.
# 6  
Old 10-05-2007
sounds like a used rs6000 on ebay maybe the answer...unless you guys have something collecting dust Smilie

thanks for the replies,
manny
# 7  
Old 10-12-2007
Hi everybody

i was wondering too if i could run AIX on an x86 machine for testing before i actually spend money to buy an rs6000 or something similar. I would really like to learn aix but before i buy an aixbox i want to know what aix looks like, how does it work, is it the best solution for my needs, etc.

So while searching on the internet i came across the following screenshots which i believe (correct me if i'm wrong) show an aix environment in a "WINDOWS" window on someone's pc.

Random Garbage Generator :: AIX 5.3 screenshots :: September :: 2007

Is that possible? i've been searching for a windows-to-ppc emulator, that can actually run aix, on the internet for more than a month and all the answers i got were "it is not possible for aix to run on an x86" and "go buy an rs6000 or something similar". I tried pearpc emulator but it doesnt recognize the aix cd as bootable so i can't install it :/

Does anyone have a solution? i'd really appreciate it, since for me here in greece to buy a used rs6000 would mean to order it from abroad and pay a lot of money on the shipping proccess or going abroad yourself and get it.

Thanx in advance

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