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OS-9 tools for OS X Apps
In 1980, a company called Microware worked with Motorola to produce a realtime embedded operating system known as OS-9 for the 6809 processor. In 1983, OS-9 was ported to 68K, then it evolved to X86, then to PowerPC, and other RISC processors. Some may recall the lawsuit between Microware and Apple over the use of "OS 9" as an operating system name (I sat in on the two day court trial in Des Moines and Apple's lawyers were just amazing.)

Anyway, a set of utilities that lets modern computers manipulate OS-9/6809 file systems has been ported to run on Mac OS X. It is available at os9tools.sourceforge.net/.

It includes utilities such as os9dir, os9free, os9copy, os9list, os9ident, os9dump, os9fstat, and os9id. These utilities also work on certain types of 6809/Color Computer emulator disk images. Any old CoCo/OS-9 folks out there? If so, check it out!
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Court Trial
Authored by: Fubar on Nov 07, '02 02:21:14PM

Are your impressions of the trail on the web anywhere?



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