Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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RE: apple in the mid 80's
by whaaa on Wed 16th Jul 2003 08:43 UTC

"In another unix-related connection, I saw a prototype of something called Macintosh Application Services (MAS) running on IBM workstations, under AIX, in 1993, but it was never marketed by IBM or by Apple. "

I think that was MAE : Macintosh Application Environment. Which run under HPsUX and Solaris (maybe AIX), which allowed to run a classic environment on risc workstations. It was indeed marketed by apple during the mid 90s.

A lot of the pink/Taligent stuff many people seem to be placing in the late 80s did indeed happend during the 90s. And it was as a reaction from IBM/Apple to M$, after IBM got burned with OS2 (not before).