Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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RE[6]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Tue 15th Jan 2013 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I agree, with one exception: NeXT wasn't really a great company. They had some interesting ideas and technology, but could barely shed their start-up skin.

It was a rather small company. If it hadn't been for Steve Jobs and his return to Apple I suspect most people would never have known about it.

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RE[7]: Comment by kovacm
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 21:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kovacm"
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2005-07-08

My graduation project was to port a graphics framework from the (evaluated as) defunct NeXTSTEP (Objective-C) to the newly shiny Windows 98 (C++).

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RE[8]: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:41 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kovacm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With such experience, you could help GNUstep I guess? ;p

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RE[7]: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:39 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kovacm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

NeXT [...] was a rather small company. If it hadn't been for Steve Jobs and his return to Apple I suspect most people would never have known about it.

I think most people don't know about NeXT, anyway - only ~geeks do.

But there's one thing for which we would remember it even without the return of Steve Jobs to Apple: WWW started on a NeXT machine.

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RE[8]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:44 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kovacm"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Yeah, but that' still geeks only knowledge.

Also I don't think a NeXT machine was really needed, any other networked computer would have made it possible too.

Interestingly Apple had and got rid of HyperCard, which could have served as the foundation of a hyperlinking Internet.

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