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[5]: I miss NeXTstep
by GraphiteCube on Sun 5th May 2013 06:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I miss NeXTstep"
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I don't know what do you mean, but with higher demand of touch-based input, Modern UI does have its purpose. Yet, people still want to use mouse + keyboard, Windows 8 still provides desktop and let users to run applications as if they do on previous versions on Windows. The OS is adapting the needs of users, I think.

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