September 12, 2019
Score 4 out of 10
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Pros and Cons
- IBM AIX is a very stable server product, and I can't recall a time when the server has crashed due to a hardware fault.
- If you have legacy software that can't run on the new-fangled Linux flavors, AIX might be the way to go.
- AIX has a host of built-in management tools that makes system configuration easy for a novice.
- A lot of the built-in commands have not been updated in years. If you're used to some fancy CLI options in Linux, you may be out of luck with AIX.
- Out of the box, you cannot run open-source Linux utilities on AIX. There is a toolbox you can install, however, it's not the same versions as you would get in different Linux flavors.
- Tab completion for files and Up arrow to re-run previous commands don't work out of the box without running a Korn shell. A small annoyance, but one that catches me every time!