<abuse, operating system> /aydkz/ A derogatory term for IBM's perverted
version of Unix, AIX, especially for the AIX 3.? used in the IBM RS/6000 series
(some hackers think it is funnier just to pronounce "AIX" as "aches"). A victim
of the dreaded "hybridism" disease, this attempt to combine the two main
currents of the Unix stream (BSD and USG Unix) became a monstrosity to haunt
system administrators' dreams. For example, if new accounts are created while
many users are logged on, the load average jumps quickly over 20 due to silly
implementation of the user databases.
For a quite similar disease, compare HP-SUX. Also, compare Macintrash Nominal
Semidestructor, Open DeathTrap, ScumOS, sun-stools.
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