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IBM Wants Its Share Of Unix Glory

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Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.

The AIX Collaboration Center will house IBM's best Unix software engineers and Power chip designers and provide a place to showcase AIX developments to customers, partners, and independent software vendors. The center will be where customers can get a peek at AIX 5.4, the next major release of the operating system that's due in 2007.

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