Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th May 2013 09:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "NeXT Computer (the original 68030 cube) was a high end workstation that was manufactured between 1988 - 1990. Back then it was a very expensive machine as a complete system would start at $6500 (in 1988 dollars). The machine is a 1 foot cube magnesium case that houses the computer. At the time, its performance was impressive, with a Motorola 68030 CPU running at a screaming 25Mhz, a dedicated floating point CPU, and a digital signal processor built into the system. NeXT cubes featured a magneto-optical drive that stored a whopping 256 Megabytes (by comparison, high end Mac systems at the time might have featured a 20 Megabyte hard drive.) In its day, this was the "Ferrari" of desktop systems!" No new information for the average OSNews reader, but lots of beautiful photos for a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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RE[2]: I miss NeXTstep
by tomchr on Sat 4th May 2013 14:52 UTC in reply to "RE: I miss NeXTstep"
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Well, people tend to reflect on disappointments in the light of better accomplishments...and NeXTstep was/is a huge milestone.

Critizing something isn't descending into hatred. Badly made products should be subjected to critique - often and repeatedly - until they are improved or replaced.

It is not simply a question of "using" or "not using" a product, you ignorant fcuk. It is a comment on the lack of GUI progress the past 20 years.

If you do not like reading opinionated comments, well then stop reading them!

That being said, I am really and truly tired of people using the phrase "This is starting to get old".

Edited 2013-05-04 15:12 UTC

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