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[6]: I miss NeXTstep
by moondevil on Sun 5th May 2013 08:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I miss NeXTstep"
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Or you can pay a license to Apple, or in the old days a license to Commodore, a license to Atari, a license to Acorn, or whoever the vendor is.

I remember the days when the OS and Hardware platform were meant to be sold as one, which I quite liked.


The last time I wanted to get a Linux system, I just bought a Asus netbook with Linux pre-installed, as they are sold via Amazon here in Germany from time to time.

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