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Welcome to the family!

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When a couple gets married, people say, “Welcome to the family.” Whether they come from different cities or countries, different cultures or customs, both take their places in a new family. Everybody adapts, the family grows and the family culture is richer for it.

For many years, IBM i was the operating system for commercial business applications and the AIX operating system was the choice for scientific and high-performance computing. But as UNIX grew into a commercial platform, new AIX applications followed. IBM i developers faced a conundrum: Either ignore UNIX, or embrace it. They chose the latter.

The IBM i Portable Application Solution Environment (PASE) is an integrated AIX runtime environment that enables UNIX and Java applications to run within IBM i with little or no change. Today, all IBM i clients benefit from these many thousands of applications without the added burden of managing two operating systems. So, AIX, welcome to the family!


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