Not 100% sure if it is still but OpenServer was the no1 Intel Unix. It
makes a fortune too. I have many years experience of it and can honestly
say DONT BOTHER!
Unixware on the other hand is a great option for performance/
scalability on Intel for a relativly low price. It perfoms extreamly
well and has proved very stable for me. With all that, it's not AIX on a
I'm guessing price is an issue?
Sco Linux (before United LInux) wasn't much good. Redhat is much better
On a good point, it's December which means that all companyies including
IBM will sell u anything at amazing discounts just to get nearer their
sales targets for the year. I Just bought a Pseries 6F1 with
2processors, SSA disks, cache card, serial raid adapter,ultrium etc etc
for almost nothing compared to what it's worth. Now is bartering time!
>>>We are replacing an risc 6000 f50 , aix 4.3.3.
>>>the proposed replacement is an ibm xseries, intel processors and sco unix.
>> While some of the xSeries boxes are pretty competent, I'm not
>> sure that SCO is a good OS for 'em. SCO is pretty wimpy vs.
>> AIX (though my answer is a bit naive given how may years ago
>> it's been since I've done any SCO).
>> In some ways Linux may be the better OS choice but then it comes
>> down to which distribution...
> Guys, let's be open-minded on this list. I expect these kinds of responses
> from half the members at comp.unix.solaris that worship the Sun-god: "Oh no!
> Don't use AIX. Stick to Solaris 8 or 9. That darn AIX 3.2.5 and 4.1.2 just
> sucked when I worked at company XYZ."
> If you haven't used it in a while, then you probably can't give an educated
> response to a guy who *seems* to be genuinely interested in informed answers.
> Stating that "Linux" may be a better choice than SCO further shows the lack
> of useful information in your suggestion, as SCO and Linux are not mutually
> exclusive. SCO provides UnixWare 7.1, 2.1, Openserver 5, and Linux. Come
> on, guys. I just don't expect this from comp.unix.aix.
>>>What are the major differences in aix vs sco?
>> I've been off of SCO too long. Perhaps someone in a SCO group
>> can help you?
>> Bailing out of AIX (and an F50! If you don't want it I'll come
>> take it away for you...) may not be the best option- though if
>> the application you need requires SCO on an Intel platform then
>> I guess that'd certainly be a decision driver.
>> Even a 166MHz F50 is pretty potent (IMHO).
> First of all, qualify your statements. Are you asking for the differences
> between AIX 5.x vs. UnixWare 7.1, or vs. Openserver 5.x, or vs. SCO Linux?
> UnixWare 7.x definitely rocks, and has plenty of native features that will
> allow you to keep costs low (i.e., not needing to purchase from 3rd party
> apps for coomon things like volume management). On the high-end, they
> really shine. They have very good clustering.
> You may have to do some extra research on their Linux offering. I've yet
> to use it, but it's all based on that new UnitedLinux front (set to take
> down the RedHat giant, I suppose).
> Then, too, AIX rocks, too. In the RAS matchups, it has beaten UnixWare
> in independent consultant studies. The OS currently scales more on the
> I/O and RAM front, but that may not be a factor in your circumstance. If
> TCO is what you're after, know that IBM has cut costs on a lot of their
> midrange and high-end pSeries servers -- so take a close look at what
> you will actually gain in making a switch from a product in which you
> already have an investment and relationship.
> Hope this helps a bit.