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[4]: I miss NeXTstep
by tomchr on Sat 4th May 2013 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I miss NeXTstep"
tomchr
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My blunt retort was meant as a sarcastic example of decending into hatred. Nothing more.

My impression of your statement was not that of disagreement, but of complacency and tacit acceptance. Values that I do not hold in high regard.

However, even if progress is a matter of opinion and reality is a matter of perception etc. I think that we can both agree that progress can only be influenced through the expression of opinion and engaging in civil discourse.

One's choice of desktop environments on Linux and FreeBSD are not limited in the same way as with Microsoft.

Check out "Windows 8: The Animated Evaluation" by Brian Boyko, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYet-qf1jo

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