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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tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

Apparently, the Jobs' Reality Distortion Field was not limited to Apple.

First off, unlike GNUStep, Openstep Enterprise on NT cost a pretty penny, and although it showed great promise, it still had some very rough edges. Also the resulting applications had a look and feel that was not quite native. And a lot of the "widgets" in the NS/OS specification had no equivalent on the NT APIs (and viceversa).

Perhaps, the problem at play is that you could be indicting current products/projects for not complying with your personal version of history, which never happened.

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