Mac or PC: the results of the poll

Jason L. Buberel jbuberel at uiuc.edu
Thu Dec 1 14:19:22 EST 1994


In article <3bk6od$9lp at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>, tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (Tim
Cutts) wrote:

> krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de (Cornelius Krasel) writes:
> 
> >Patrice DEHAIS (dehais at next9.lirmm.fr) wrote:
> >> + PowerMac running AUX are as powerful as little UNIX workstations for  
> >> the same price (and we can run Mac software under UNIX session).
> 
> >Is AUX for PowerMacs already available? (And what about the general quality
> >of AUX compared to other UNIX dialects?)
> 
> I seem to remember reading that Apple were not going to port AUX to
> the PowerMac.  I believe they were leaving the Unix side to IBM's AIX,
> which is apparently a far more capable (and definitely more widely
> supported) operating system.  I stress that I haven't ever had the
> opportunity to use either...
> 
> Tim.

I do believe that at the conference held by Apple-IBM-Motorola a few weeks
ago to announce their Hardware Reference Platform they said it would run
the following OS's:  Mac OS (obviously), Windows NT (this I've already
seen running), AIX, and Solaris.

-jason




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