Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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Author is too young
by baixogavea on Mon 14th Apr 2008 16:55 UTC
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2008-04-14

To remember the "original" cube, the Cobalt Qube. A nice-looking headless server (Apache, SAMBA, ftp, AFP, etc) with a small LCD display, that was purchased (the company, Cobalt Networks) and discontinued by SUN. I don't know what legal stuff did happen between Cobalt Networks and Apple, but the latter could say that (as Bill Gates/Microsoft supposedly said about the GUI) that they both copied the NeXT cube.

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RE: Author is too young
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 16:59 in reply to "Author is too young"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

To remember the "original" cube, the Cobalt Qube.


Uhm, don't make presumptions. I know the Cobalt Qube just fine - I almost bought one, even.

I think you got it all mixed up though, since the Qube is MUCH younger than the NeXTcube. Cobalt Networks was founded in 1996, while the NeXTcube was brought to market in 1988, so how can the Qube be the original??

Important life lesson: if you want to act smart, make sure you get your facts straight ;) .

Edited 2008-04-14 17:00 UTC

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