IBM denies suggestion that AIX being deprioritized

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IBM disputes a report that it has deemphasized development of its Unix-based AIX operating system by moving development to India and said that it remains committed to the venerable OS.

Commentary in The Register said AIX development had been transferred to India with a sub-headline not to expect “any more big AIX news.” IBM’s response is that there has always been AIX development in India, and U.S.-based talent remains at work on the Power platform, which runs AIX.

“For this transition, every single person that was on my US team on the day that we announced this was mapped to a new role where we needed them to help us next,” said Mark Figley, vice president of IBM Power development. 

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