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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Not unfair
by Hank on Wed 16th Jul 2003 18:44 UTC

NeXT were much much cheaper than all comparable systems.

You definately got what you were paying for with your NeXT machine. The problem was that there wasn't anything near the entry level in terms of desktop pricing. For their target market, workstations, it was more than low enough however. The problem is that Macs were never targetting workstations directly, but instead overlapping workstation markets where possible on the high end.