AIDX /ayd'k*z/ /n./ 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,
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