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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Sun didn't convert to OpenStep
by Riot Nrrrd™ on Wed 16th Jul 2003 15:55 UTC

"This [OpenStep] specification gave the power to Sun to switch their SunOS from CDE to OpenStep for a while (they since then got back to the much uglier CDE for some weird reason ;) ."

Hogwash. Sun never switched from CDE to OpenStep - OpenStep was offered as a sidecar product. CDE always was (and still is - ugh) the default Window System after it took over from the OpenWindows desktop environment.

(Other than that minor quibble, nice article. NeXTs were nice toys.)