Reports from the Field

Running A/UX on the Macintosh II family

What and How

A/UX is Apple Computer’s implementation of the Unix operating system, which could run on many Macintosh II, Quadra and Centris computers. Note that this is not a predecessor to OS X and macOS, the Unix variant currently bundled with Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.


A short presentation by Reto Kromer on both a Macintosh IIsi with FPU and PMMU and a niche possibility that the Spoiled Apples emulation offers on most modern computers, followed by an informal Q&A session. Sadly, the traditional light refreshments cannot be served this time …

When and Where

On Friday the 25th of September 2020, starting at 11 o’clock sharp (09:00 UTC). We will use a Jitsi-based platform and the link will be provided in proper time.

As usual, the admission to our Reports from the Field is free, but a registration is required, as the seats are limited to a dozen, in order to allow technical discussion and information exchange. If possible, the attendees should be familiar with Macintosh II computers and/or the original Unix operating system.