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[3]: I miss NeXTstep
by moondevil on Sat 4th May 2013 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I miss NeXTstep"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

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.


Nah, it was just like that since the begining of home computing.

ZX Spectrum vs C64 vs Apple II vs Sam Coupé vs ....

Nintendo vs Atari vs Sega vs ...

Atari ST vs Amiga vs PC vs Mac vs ...

People seem to want to be assured they are on the right side.

Nowadays I don't care any longer as long as I can do my work.

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RE[4]: I miss NeXTstep
by phoudoin on Mon 6th May 2013 07:47 in reply to "RE[3]: I miss NeXTstep"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Nah, it was just like that since the begining of home computing.
(...)
People seem to want to be assured they are on the right side.


It just like that since the begining of... forever!
And it's not limited to home computing, far from it.
And it will not stop until humankind's end.

Get over it.
As one can ask to not use W8 instead of whining about it, one can ask to not listen to people whining about W8 instead of whining about people whining about W8...

People are free to whim.
They're also free to listen it or not.

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RE[4]: I miss NeXTstep
by zima on Thu 9th May 2013 18:28 in reply to "RE[3]: I miss NeXTstep"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Nah, it was just like that since the begining of home computing.
ZX Spectrum vs C64 vs Apple II vs Sam Coupé vs ....
[...]

And the most long-lasting and holiest of holy wars: Vi vs Emacs!

Also, some of your examples are generally about the grander Commodore vs Atari holy war :p

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