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manual[edit]

FYI, I have more-or-less complete manual sets for 1.0 and 2.0, should anybody need references to cite on specific points. Stan 22:52, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


Missed opportunity[edit]

This could have been the next generation of the Mac OS. Since it can run most Mac applications this could. Since this this also could have saved the the System 7 and other classical Mac OS apps> —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.109.71.106 (talk) 23:53, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

That certainly may be true - but we need to have a primary source saying so. The article reports on what has been written on the topic by notable sources, not what we as editors think. MFNickster 20:26, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

I had A/UX running on an SE/30, and could probably locate it since I'm still in touch with the fellow I gave all my classic-era Mac stuff to. Performance was definitely an issue on the SE/30, and I don't think that the approach they used would have been practical as a replacement for Mac OS in the '90s... it seemed more like Blue Box / Classic than NeXTStep/Yellow Box/Cocoa. -- Resuna (talk) 13:43, 15 July 2008 (UTC)


PLEASE!

This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the A/UX article. This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.126.242.132 (talk) 00:41, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Hmm...[edit]

wasn't this used by the government? i remember reading that they required Unix. I'll add it in. -HuBmaN!!!! 19:15, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

yes apple designed the Machintosh IIFX specifically to the needs of the US government, it's nothing special really but the US government did require unix (and still does) that's why Mac OS X is so popular with nasa and so on. Markthemac (talk) 17:36, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Finder as a Unix-Task?[edit]

Actually running an A/UX box since a long time I think this is a wrong statement. Looking on the output of ps -edf on such a box, you'll see:

    UID   PID  PPID  C    STIME TTY      TIME COMMAND
   root     0     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 swapper
   root     1     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:01 /etc/init 
   root     2     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 vhand
   root     3     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 kmemd
   root     4     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 asiod
   root     5     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 asiod
   root     6     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 asiod
   root     7     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 asiod
   root     8     0  0 23:48:56 ?        0:00 syncd
   root   149     1  0 23:49:30 ?        0:00 /etc/rpc.lockd 
   root    11     1  0 23:48:57 ?        0:01 /etc/fidd 
    poc   166     1  0 23:49:35 console  0:02 sh /mac/bin/mac32 
   root   127     1  0 23:49:28 ?        0:00 /usr/lib/errdemon 
    poc   179   166  1 23:49:52 console  0:17 /mac/bin/startmac 
   root   132     1  0 23:49:29 ?        0:00 /etc/portmap 
   root   135     1  0 23:49:29 ?        0:00 /etc/ypbind -ypsetme 
   root   138     1  0 23:49:29 ?        0:00 /etc/cron 
   root   141     1  0 23:49:30 ?        0:00 /etc/biod 4 
   root   142     1  0 23:49:30 ?        0:00 /etc/biod 4 
   root   143     1  0 23:49:30 ?        0:00 /etc/biod 4 
   root   144     1  0 23:49:30 ?        0:00 /etc/biod 4 
   root   147     1  0 23:49:30 ?        0:00 /etc/rpc.statd 
   root   156     1  0 23:49:31 ?        0:00 /etc/in.routed 
   root   158     1  0 23:49:32 ?        0:00 /etc/inetd 
    poc   180   166  0 23:49:52 console  0:02 /mac/bin/CommandShell -u 
   root   161     1  0 23:49:32 ?        0:00 /etc/syslogd 
   root   181   158  2 23:51:19 p0       0:00 in.telnetd c0a83b05.55515 
    poc   182   181  6 23:51:19 p0       0:01 -bash 
    poc   189   182 29 23:51:26 p0       0:00 ps -edf

So, there's no Finder as a Unix-Task itself but the CommandShell is a true hybrid application which runs in both environments concurrently. I verified that by quitting CommandShell from the Finder and looking on ps -edf again. CommandShell has vanished on both worlds.

I'd be very interested if I miss something or the information in the article is just wrong.

--217.28.105.2 (talk) 21:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

All processes running under A/UX are Unix processes, but the Finder interface is emulated by startmac/mac32.
The file directory in the A/UX 3.0 documentation describes them this way:
  • /mac/bin/startmac - binary executable for startmac(1) - start the A/UX Finder environment
  • /mac/bin/startmac24 - binary executable for startmac24(24-bit version of startmac(1))
  • /mac/bin/mac24 - executable shell script for mac24(launch the 24-bit Macintosh environment)
  • /mac/bin/mac32 - executable shell script for mac32(launch the 32-bit Macintosh environment)
MFNickster (talk) 00:54, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

History[edit]

Please write history section, who's idea to create (what year), why create, how much time used for develop this OS, who manage project, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.74.183.38 (talk) 23:41, 13 June 2012 (UTC)