Linked by Ian MacGregor on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:40 UTC
Window Managers Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world.
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RE[4]: Not even close to NeXT
by heron on Tue 8th Dec 2009 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not even close to NeXT"
heron
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2005-08-07

"NeXTSTEP->OPENSTEP->Rhapsody->Mac OS X Server 1.0->OS X


Bit of a stretch. This makes it seem like it's a case of going from Windows 2000 to Windows 7, but the differences between NeXSTEP and Mac OS X are far greater. You can't argue with a straight face that Mac OS X = NeXTSTEP. They are two different systems.

But hey, whatever makes you happy. If you want Mac OS X to be NeXTSTEP so you can say NEXT isn't dead (as awesome and ahead-of-its-time as it was), then more power to you!
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Wow, Thom. Don't take it from any of us, take it from this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X

And this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStep

Also, speaking from experience, having been on the GNUstep project for many years. The two systems ARE genetically related. If you choose to believe they're not, then you're simply incorrect.

Gregory Casamento
GNUstep Lead Developer

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