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After [[Steve Jobs]] left Apple, they scrambled to put together a system that could compete with [[NeXT]].  Hearing that NeXT was going to enter the unix workstation market, Apple commissioned [[UniSoft]] to help port [[SYSVr2]] to it's [[Macintosh II]] lineup.
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After [[Steve Jobs]] left Apple, they scrambled to put together a system that could compete with [[NeXT]].  Hearing that NeXT was going to enter the Unix workstation market, Apple commissioned [[UniSoft]] to help port [[SYSVr2]] to its [[Macintosh II]] lineup.
  
  
 
== How do I get this to run?! ==
 
== How do I get this to run?! ==
  
You will need an actual [[Macintosh]] that is supported.  The best machines are Quadra's.  Note, not all Quadra's will run A/UX.  More information can be found on [http://www.aux-penelope.com/ aux-penelope].
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You will need an actual [[Macintosh]] that is supported.  The best machines are the Quadra series.  Note, not all Quadras will run A/UX.  More information can be found on [http://www.aux-penelope.com/ aux-penelope].
  
 
== What Runs? ==  
 
== What Runs? ==  

Revision as of 16:02, 20 November 2012


A/UX
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Logging into an A/UX system
Type: Multitasking, multiuser
Creator: Apple/UniSoft
Architecture: Macintosh
Current Version: 3.11
Date Released: 1988


After Steve Jobs left Apple, they scrambled to put together a system that could compete with NeXT. Hearing that NeXT was going to enter the Unix workstation market, Apple commissioned UniSoft to help port SYSVr2 to its Macintosh II lineup.


How do I get this to run?!

You will need an actual Macintosh that is supported. The best machines are the Quadra series. Note, not all Quadras will run A/UX. More information can be found on aux-penelope.

What Runs?

Some early GNU stuff will compile, however keep in mind that during the lifespan of A/UX GNU started up the Apple protest over the 'look and feel' lawsuit.