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IBM delays Unix clone for iSeries servers

A full-blown implementation of IBM's Unix-based AIX operating system will be released for the company's iSeries mid-range servers, according to IBM, but not until 2004, despite earlier hints that it might be delivered this year.

IBM's iSeries servers can already run AIX programs through emulation in a "portable application solution environment" (PASE). However, users have been hoping for a complete implementation of the operating system running in its own logical partition (LPAR), which would allow the servers to be divided into multiple machines each running a different operating system.

ZDNet U.K.'s Peter Judge reported from London.

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