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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 USGUnix) 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.