From: James B. DiGriz <>
Date: Mon Feb 19 12:44:02 2001

On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> > Hey I've got a CC40, maybe I better start paying attention.
> Someone on the Vintage Macs list said that TI invented NuBus. True?

It was originally developed at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science,
around '73 or so, I think. There was a consortium of some kind formed later to
commercialize it, of which TI, Apple, and others were members. The TI
S1500 and Explorer series were NuBus machines.

What I'd like to know is how compatible the Mac NuBus is with the
S1500 implementation. That is, can you take Mac NuBus cards and use them
in an S1500, given Unix drivers for them? Also to this end, which Mac
cards are likely to have driver sources and/or complete technical
specifications available to a peon hacker? Mostly interested in TIGA
(34010 and 34020) boards and 100 Mbit ethernet, also ISDN and RAID.

I'm not a Mac guy, I only just got an SE, that has some kind
of intermittent open in the display, by chance the other day. And
it doesn't have any NuBus slots. So any help will be greatly appreciated.

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