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 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, ScumOS, sun-stools.
a town on S Oahu, in Hawaii.
abbreviation (formerly) Australian Imperial Force audio interchange format
aiff Audio IFF audio interchange file format
aig assistant inspector general Contemporary Examples The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is selling off the last of its shares in the insurance company aig. Surprise—We Made $23 Billion Off AIG! Daniel Gross December 10, 2012 The largest recipient of aig bailout money was Goldman Sachs, which received a cool $13 billion. The Backdoor […]
noun a variant of ainga Historical Examples Those of aiga, Losa, and s’Aspru are among the most famous of this type. Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet