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: NeXTSTEP vs IRIX
by Nicolas Roard on Wed 16th Jul 2003 14:14 UTC

For the hardware, I think a SGI system could be better (I am still extremely impressed by the reactivity of my Indigo2)... what was the SGI workstation at the time of the NeXT slab color ?

For the software, it's really simple : NeXT wins, hands off. It was an OS 20 years ahead of his time... and a pure joy to programm with :-)