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The article of this redbook is to illustrate the AIX 5L and home windows 2000 systems to teach the reader similarities and transformations among every one working approach. even if you're a home windows specialist seeking to research extra concerning the most recent model of AIX, AIX 5L, or are an AIX specialist and want to tell your self of the newest home windows platform, home windows 2000, you can find each one bankruptcy during this redbook covers the basic applied sciences that make every one working procedure what it is.In resulting chapters, we'll talk about primary working process recommendations, architectures, open criteria compliances, and product packaging for either AIX 5L and home windows 2000. Then, we will pass into the person interfaces for either, garage administration, safeguard criteria compliance and operations, and whole platforms administration. eventually, we are going to supply a detailed dialogue of networking strategies on either structures and display the total quantity of scalability and excessive availability on either AIX 5L and home windows 2000.Furthermore, whereas no longer a lot has replaced in home windows 2000, AIX is comparatively new on the time of scripting this redbook, and we will make a different element of declaring the diversities among AIX 5L and the former model, AIX model 4.3.3.
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