This is not test, its just an ask...
On the previous version of this site, I expressed an interest in the possibility of running AIX on Macs other than the ANS. I thought maybe since an ANS was so similar to a 9500, or so I've read, maybe I could put it on a PowerPC... the idea was very gently shot down by those more experienced and knowledgeable than I.
I am a complete novice at operating systems, but I thought I would throw this out there (again).
If it were possible to get that special Mac AIX running stable on other Macs, I think that would just about be the coolest thing. I have found a copy of it, but other projects have prevented me from moving anywhere with it.
But since I found this:
"At the time (1993?) I first saw the early pre-Shiner (ANS) demos by Apple of Netware and AIX running on a weird PPC 601 in a Quadra 950 case prototype,"...
PReP-compliant systems will be able to run the Macintosh OS, OS/2, WorkplaceOS, AIX, Solaris, Taligent and Windows NT. IBM systems will (of course) be PReP-compliant. Apple's first PowerPC Macintoshes will not be compliant, but future ones may be.
I am interested again and even more so...
I have been looking at something to revive the PowerPC 601 Macs into usefulness. They seem to be this interim platform that served its purpose and was discarded. I never liked any of those machines, especially, but I do like how much they sell for, and the idea of a PowerPC upgrade in an earlier legacy box. Low End Macs has a vague reference to a vague reference of a PowerPC 601 in a Mac SE/30... I think that would be neat, but if it could run AIX, that would be awesome*.
Also, and I have nothing to support this... what about the G3? Aren't there IBM G3 systems out there that can run AIX? I think a stack of G3 desktops running AIX would also be worth more than the sum of its parts.
I guess I am asking again for the good reasons why I am completely misguided in my high-level, haven't-even-tried-it-yet, logic.
*post edited for content by Dr. Webster