Furthermore, I want to know any internal or external positioning of A/UX alongside System 7, Pink, Taligent, and Workplace OS. I want to know if Apple ever had a real desire to replace System 7 with A/UX, or exactly what roadblocks there would have been. Is it just RAM and hard drive space?
* Did they ever test a personal A/UX to use as little hardware resources as possible? No docs, compiler, source code, basically no visible Unix at all like what we got out of NeXT since 2001.
* Did anyone ever port Taligent OS or TalAE to A/UX, seeing how hard Apple was being pushed to host Taligent technology?
* If not, how did A/UX remain such a huge secret that the trade press was *constantly* complaining about Apple having *no* OS capable of multitasking and memory protection? Even while A/UX 3 was called a tech gateway toward A/UX 4 which was supposed to overtake PowerOpen? That's all according to trade magazines that I sourced on Wikipedia. Was A/UX just the flagship of one tiny solo department?
At least this discussion (hopefully anyone is still here) is prompting me to think of new keywords for books.google.com
. :-/ I had a ton of OSes in the 90s but I totally missed out on A/UX so I'm catching up.