Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 16:50 UTC
Apple We all have our most favored machines of yesteryear; in this I assume that most people are like me, anyway. Breaking away from the mundane every-day news of boring (I jest) new technologies such as touchscreens the size of a wall and upcoming operating systems that support graphics cards with 1.5 GB of vRAM, take a walk down memory lane-- or "Neurological Alley" as I like to call it-- and take a look inside, outside, and in all of the nooks and crannies in between the circuits of the Macintosh Plus and its accompanying System 6, fresh from the splendor of 1986.
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by samkass on Fri 25th Sep 2009 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Copland Opensource"
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There was an experiment at Carnegie Mellon in the early 90's to put classic MacOS on top of the Mach microkernel. I ran it on my Mac ][ci in my dorm room and it worked pretty well. Not all software ran successfully, but when it did you could see it with a "ps aux" and telnet into our out of the box. Traditional Mac apps ran cooperatively multitasked in their little box, but BSD apps ran on the protected, pre-emptive kernel.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/mach/public/FAQ/obsole...

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