Subject: Re: Apple information...
To: None <>
From: Dave Slotter <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 01/08/1994 03:35:24
Robert Hagopian <> writes:

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> I disagree, as Apple has stopped development of A/UX... (there have been 
> no new versions in any recent history, I believe the last gave support to 
> the 950 or such... way back when...) As such, we can only be helping 
> Apple, as third party products do, by providing services that Apple 
> doesn't. And being a for-profit company this can only help :-)...

Actually, I run A/UX 3.0.2 on my IIsi and it was released about 7 months ago.
In addition, Apple just issued a press release on A/UX 3.1 within the last
week. I can provide you a copy of it on request.  So, if it is understood
that my information is incorrect, you are making assumptions on Apple based
on incorrect (or out-of-date) information. However, I would agree if someone
made the statement that Apple's development on A/UX has been somewhat
disappointing, because they run on a very old version of System V with
extensions from the newer versions of System V and BSD extensions.

If you use correct information in your argument on this, I'd be willing to
consider their validity.  However, it appears to me that the very heart of
your argument depends on the validity of the statement that Apple has no
interest in providing an Unix operating system for the Macintosh.  First, you
can still purchase A/UX and they have upgraded it to version 3.1 and
distributed a press release within the last week.  In addition, it is
rumored that there will be an A/UX / AIX hybrid operating system available for
the PowerPC Macintosh systems available later this year. (Sounds real scary,
though--ever see AIX?  Makes me sick to the stomach that IBM dares call it

Enough of my babbling. It's early in the morning and it's way past my bedtime.

Do robots dream of electric sheep?

> > BTW, if the MacBSD/Alice development group needs to borrow a IIsi, let me
> > know and we'll work out arrangements. It would be a lot cheaper than renting
> > since you'd just have to pay shipping (and I could probably boot half).
> Ditto, if you guys want to port it to the Duo 230, I'd be happy to ship 
> it off... (and it's lighter than a IIsi... :-) )

Trying to get the last word in, huh? ;)

-Dave Slotter

Even though it's heavier, I *can* run A/UX on it!