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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NeXT ran just fine on 8-16 meg

From some other posts (the whartung one just above: "8MB RAM [...] These specs basically allowed it to boot up, and I was fortunate to be able to quickly upgrade it to 20MB"), it seems NeXT really wasn't running fine on 8.

But generally, it does seem like an amazing OS, given its age. Not really "the "Ferrari" of desktop systems!", more a Porsche ;) (as in, a supercar that is also actually useful)

Edited 2013-05-09 20:27 UTC

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