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[8]: I miss NeXTstep
by GraphiteCube on Mon 6th May 2013 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: I miss NeXTstep"
GraphiteCube
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Unless you can provide a clear evidence that Microsoft pay Dell to advertise Windows machines on Dell's website, I think what Dell doing is simply marketing what they want to sell. If Dell doesn't want you (i.e. customers) touch Linux, then they won't sell Linux machines from the beginning.

Also, have you considered Chromebook? IIRC it is just running Linux with modifications made by Google (well, *everyone* loves Google, right?).

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