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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No big deal
by Anonymous on Tue 15th Jul 2003 19:05 UTC

Looks like Amiga. Same motorola based chipset faster/cheaper than peers using same hardware plus emulated them all. GUI before Microshaft. Came with 16bit digital sound and video out. And I could afford. Commodore had a lot of first but not first with corporate corruption. Still boot my 33mhz Amiga 2000 with a whopping 16meg ram faster than this XP 733mhz. I like NeXT, Atari, Amiga..etc but monopoly in computers work the same as in telecomm. ATT, Verizon whomever supposed to divest only to get back as monopoly and give less service. New guys are internet service providers. Direcway (Hughes) blatantly show ads about internet speed and my modems faster ...aaaah but gotta give it to them the fine print garantees nothing except penalty if you cancel service. So computer OSes happened the same way the biggest is not the best by far. Saw Microsoft team up with IBM only to get a GUI and use unfair practices to put small guys out of business. Now look what we have. NeXT had this 10 years ago. Without all the crashes. The newbies to Information Technology(the latest rehash name for same thing = computer stuff) won't know what they could have had in productivity and creativity. Not to mention spending less time fixing and more time using the tool to develop better treatments, games, architecture etc. Im glad some old school left. I can still run circles around any XP multigigahertz PC. They just don't get it. And don't let me buy a "new" one. But Im grateful because I make my livelyhood for over 10 years fixing the problems MS creates. Imagine wold of NeXT, Mac, Amiga, Atari computer...we would have to do more inspiring jobs.