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:cOol, very cool
by a.ameri on Tue 15th Jul 2003 21:40 UTC

I Once read an autobiagraphy by John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and Pepsi and the man which made Steve Jobs leave Apple in 1985. I remember in it Sculley mentioned that at the time of Steve's departure, Apple was already thinking about using Unix as it's foundation for it's next generation OS. Actualy if I am not mistaking, they did make a OS based on Unix and it was called A/UX. I don't know why they didn't continue developong it though, and switched back to legacy Macintosh.
PS: I was born on the day that Steve Jobs left Apple in 1985 :-)