Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th May 2013 09:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "NeXT Computer (the original 68030 cube) was a high end workstation that was manufactured between 1988 - 1990. Back then it was a very expensive machine as a complete system would start at $6500 (in 1988 dollars). The machine is a 1 foot cube magnesium case that houses the computer. At the time, its performance was impressive, with a Motorola 68030 CPU running at a screaming 25Mhz, a dedicated floating point CPU, and a digital signal processor built into the system. NeXT cubes featured a magneto-optical drive that stored a whopping 256 Megabytes (by comparison, high end Mac systems at the time might have featured a 20 Megabyte hard drive.) In its day, this was the "Ferrari" of desktop systems!" No new information for the average OSNews reader, but lots of beautiful photos for a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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I miss NeXTstep
by tomchr on Sat 4th May 2013 10:45 UTC
tomchr
Member since:
2009-02-01

I have owned both NeXTstation Turbos and a NeXTcube. Beautiful machines with an great operating system. Today I miss NeXTstep's elegant design asthetics. It has gone downhill ever since, and now 20 years later we have to contend ourselves with the atrocity called "Windows 8"

Edited 2013-05-04 10:50 UTC

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RE: I miss NeXTstep
by Chris_G on Sat 4th May 2013 13:55 in reply to "I miss NeXTstep"
Chris_G Member since:
2012-10-25

Why does every thread have to descend into "why I hate Windows 8?" I don't like it, which is why I don't use it. But that's just me. You don't like it either? Don't use it.

This is really starting to get old.

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RE[2]: I miss NeXTstep
by GraphiteCube on Sat 4th May 2013 14:22 in reply to "RE: I miss NeXTstep"
GraphiteCube Member since:
2009-04-01

Why does every thread have to descend into "why I hate Windows 8?" I don't like it, which is why I don't use it. But that's just me. You don't like it either? Don't use it.

This is really starting to get old.

Somebodies just want flame-wars everywhere.

They don't pay for it.
They don't use it.
They aren't affected by it.

They still have their own freedom to choose what they want.

But they still yelling at it and try to restrict the others' freedom to pay for it/ use it. (Of course, they can't do it physically, so they do it verbally, spreading wrong/ outdated information.)

Don't like it? Yeah, then don't talk about it and ignore it as if it doesn't exist.

I think this kind of culture becomes popular since Apple's "PC vs Mac" advertisements. I think this just spreads hate everywhere and brings negative impact on people mind.

Yes it is off-topic but those flame-wars are polluting the discussion environment.

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RE[2]: I miss NeXTstep
by tomchr on Sat 4th May 2013 14:52 in reply to "RE: I miss NeXTstep"
tomchr Member since:
2009-02-01

Well, people tend to reflect on disappointments in the light of better accomplishments...and NeXTstep was/is a huge milestone.

Critizing something isn't descending into hatred. Badly made products should be subjected to critique - often and repeatedly - until they are improved or replaced.

It is not simply a question of "using" or "not using" a product, you ignorant fcuk. It is a comment on the lack of GUI progress the past 20 years.

If you do not like reading opinionated comments, well then stop reading them!

That being said, I am really and truly tired of people using the phrase "This is starting to get old".

Edited 2013-05-04 15:12 UTC

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RE: I miss NeXTstep
by darknexus on Sat 4th May 2013 19:48 in reply to "I miss NeXTstep"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I have owned both NeXTstation Turbos and a NeXTcube. Beautiful machines with an great operating system. Today I miss NeXTstep's elegant design asthetics. It has gone downhill ever since, and now 20 years later we have to contend ourselves with the atrocity called "Windows 8"

Why are we stuck with Windows 8? Still several systems to choose from, including Mac OS X which is as close to a direct descendant of NextStep as you'll find. If I have to content myself with Windows 8, then this OS X desktop I have here in front of me and which I'm using to write this must be an illusion. ;)

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