Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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RE: OK...
by Eugenia on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:50 UTC

> you just mention OmniWeb being slow, but could you notice any other slow downs graphically?

Moving big windows to the screen is also slow, it looks like it is running unaccelerated (this is not the case of course). There is no wireframe moving that I could find to turn it on. But overall, the machine is very usable. Only OmniWeb is slow, and it is not slow because of the graphics, it is slow because its engine is just not optimized to render web pages.