cctalk Digest, Vol 64, Issue 3

Jeffrey S. Worley technoid6502 at
Sun Jan 5 02:56:05 CST 2020

On Fri, 2020-01-03 at 12:00 -0600, cctalk-request at wrote:
> On 1/2/2020 1:35 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk wrote:
> > > > Anyone done anything with Netware *for PowerPC*? Allegedly
> > > > there was
> > > > some attempt at Apple to put it on what later became the
> > > > Network Servers
> > > > (the codename was apparently "Wormhole").
> > > I know the people who were working in it (based on Portable
> > > NetWare)
> > > AFAIK it never shipped.
> > Was this based on the Cygnus PowerPC port, or was it Apple-
> > specific?
> > 
> Sun did a power? PC? port I think paid for by IBM, which would have
> run 
> on both the open Apple servers that briefly existed, and on IBM PPC
> systems.
> A lot of odd PPC work happened in a group a friend worked for in
> Austin 
> TX, but not sure if they did Netware work there.? There was a lot of
> OS2 
> work there as well, but that's off track a bit more.
> thanks
> Jim

I was lead tech at a small computer company in Asheville, NC. in those
days.  I ran OS/2 from version 2 in the early 90's to Ecomstation in
the early 2000's.

Does Talingent Pink sound familiar?  OS/2 was ported to powerPC, and so
was Netware iirc.  The field was quite busy with hopeful Microsoft
killers.  OS/2 was to be morphed into a cross-platform o/s, to wean
folks from dos/x86..... Then PPC kills the x86 and we all get a decent
os.  That was the plan anyway.   I never saw OS2 for PPC or Netware for
OS/2, thought I know both to have shipped.


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