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So what is the deal with A/UX anyways?

Source: Fun with virtualization

Article note: A/UX has always been one of my fascinations of OS history. There was so much that was incredibly right and ahead of it's time, and it was such a red-headed step child with limited market and even more limited hardware support. The resulting HN thread has a bunch of input from UniSoft (who did the I initial Unix port A/UX was built on) employees who worked on it and Jim Jagielski (of Jagubox fame) and such, from which I learned things I hadn't seen in previous extensive reading.

The year is 1983, and several Apple employees visit Brown University, and get some idea of what Universities want in a computer for the coming future. The big buzz of the era was the so called 3M machine: 1 Megabyte of

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