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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RE[4]: I miss NeXTstep
by tomchr on Sat 4th May 2013 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I miss NeXTstep"
tomchr
Member since:
2009-02-01

My blunt retort was meant as a sarcastic example of decending into hatred. Nothing more.

My impression of your statement was not that of disagreement, but of complacency and tacit acceptance. Values that I do not hold in high regard.

However, even if progress is a matter of opinion and reality is a matter of perception etc. I think that we can both agree that progress can only be influenced through the expression of opinion and engaging in civil discourse.

One's choice of desktop environments on Linux and FreeBSD are not limited in the same way as with Microsoft.

Check out "Windows 8: The Animated Evaluation" by Brian Boyko, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYet-qf1jo

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RE[5]: I miss NeXTstep
by moondevil on Sat 4th May 2013 16:55 in reply to "RE[4]: I miss NeXTstep"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

One's choice of desktop environments on Linux and FreeBSD are not limited in the same way as with Microsoft.


I fail to see the difference with offerings from any other commercial vendor since the dawn of computing.

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RE[6]: I miss NeXTstep
by oskeladden on Sun 5th May 2013 10:24 in reply to "RE[5]: I miss NeXTstep"
oskeladden Member since:
2009-08-05

"One's choice of desktop environments on Linux and FreeBSD are not limited in the same way as with Microsoft.


I fail to see the difference with offerings from any other commercial vendor since the dawn of computing.
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Well, take Microsoft itself in its early days. On early versions of Windows, the graphical shell could be replaced and some OEMs shipped Windows with a very desktop environment. Back in the days of Win 3.1, Compaq used to ship their high-end multimedia-oriented PCs with Xerox's TabWorks as the default shell rather than progman.exe. I think they even did this for a while on Win 95. Microsoft ultimately changed the OEM license to stop PCs from being shipped with anything other than the standard GUI.

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RE[5]: I miss NeXTstep
by Morgan on Sat 4th May 2013 17:01 in reply to "RE[4]: I miss NeXTstep"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

My blunt retort was meant as a sarcastic example of decending into hatred. Nothing more.


I get the feeling it was quite a bit more than that. I'm no prude, and I've been known to throw around some language here in a heated discussion, but your "blunt retort" was quite jarring even for me.

I can see merit in both sides of your discussion, but to descend that quickly into name calling and f-bombing is pretty telling about your state of mind. Chill, dude.

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