Mac IIci

From: Huw Davies <>
Date: Mon Jan 14 00:44:58 2002

At 01:24 AM 14/01/2002 -0500, Boatman on the River of Suck wrote:

>But A/UX sucks humongous hairy sweaty donkey balls.

Them's fighting words :-)

My first Unix workstation was a Mac IIcx running A/UX version 1.something.
Given what Apple was trying to achieve this wasn't a bad first effort.
Version 2 was more than usable, if you wanted you could hide most of Unix
behind a Mac interface (sounds a lot like OS X to me :-). I never upgraded
to A/UX version 3 (by this stage I'd moved the Mac home and had upgraded to
a Personal DECstation).

In all the years of hacking with the Mac I don't recall ever crashing A/UX
and after a while there were lots of standard Unix applications ported
across. I must admit I stopped using the finder and just started X11 but
that was a personal preference.

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