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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I've tried window maker on and off for 10 years, and it sucks as bad today as it did in 2000. For some bizarre reason, they wrote their own toolkit that supposedly visually resembles NeXT, but that's about it, zero integration with GNUStep, gnome or KDE, because, you know what, we want to write our own homegrown toolkit and not just use something sane like GTK or Qt.

I use unity these days, it's far from perfect, but at least it's improving, and starting to get some integration with apps.

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