[rescue] Does IBM offer hobbiest license for AIX?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Jul 20 10:58:06 CDT 2005

On Wednesday 20 July 2005 10:52, stephen price wrote:
> An IBM 73-140 for up to AIX 4.3 and an IBM 73-150 for
> AIX 5.x is a relatively inexpensive hardware choice.
> I used to buy my cd's directly from IBM - but haven't
> tried since AIX 5.2 - the order folks would give you
> the price of around $50 for the disks and $500 for the
> license - but you could (at one time) convince them
> that you did not need the license - just the disks.
> It also involved "registering" your machine serial
> number in their database.

BTW, *any* RS/6000 (that has enough memory, and disk space) can run up 
through 5.1L.  IMO 5.1 adds some nice things more GNU stuff which make 
it worthwhile to run.

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