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#1 2015-06-13 19:58:20

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
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What's the deal with A/UX?

It was a huge deal to get ahold of it, get it up and running back in the day at the MLA, but what's the point?

Is it more useful for anything than running a server than the Mac OS is, especially later versions?

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#2 2015-06-14 00:03:50

LCGuy
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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

In this day and age there's really little it can do that other OS's can't do better - even though it has AppleShare Pro I'd imagine that a later version of AppleShare IP running on a PowerPC would be better....but at the same time - its still cool to play around with as a curiousity.

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#3 2015-06-14 00:48:06

jt
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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

The toy part I get, but were there applications worth running on it back in the real day or was it just a stunted AppleShare branch on the UNIX tree?

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#4 2015-06-14 01:56:01

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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

I believe there were - I understand that NASA used it, as did a few other organisations.

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#5 2015-06-14 03:43:45

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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

Later versions it was Unix with a Mac GUI, had some appeal.

In short, it was OS X before OS X. smile

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#6 2015-06-14 06:07:11

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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

LCGuy wrote:

I believe there were - I understand that NASA used it, as did a few other organisations.

Jagubox, for example, was a NASA box.


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#7 2015-06-14 06:09:37

jt
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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

Interesting  .  .  .  bad link?

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#8 2015-06-14 06:33:49

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Re: What's the deal with A/UX?

Works fine if you have a Gopher-capable web browser. smile


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