IBM on Thursday released the beta of AIX 6, the operating system for its Unix servers, which will be commercially available in the fourth quarter this year.
In an effort to make AIX easier to try out, IBM for the first time is making the beta available for free to anyone, rather than only AIX customers.
AIX 6 has enhancements in virtualization and takes advantage of the performance improvements in IBM's Power6 processor, according to the company.
The software-based virtualization reduces the number of operating system instances, or images, that need to be managed. That makes it easier to … Read more