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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Last time I saw one live was in 1999
by moondevil on Sat 4th May 2013 17:08 UTC
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2005-07-08

My final project at the university was to convert my supervisor's thesis from Objective-C/Renderman to C++/DirectX as they considered the NeXT a dead end.

He had a couple of cubes on his office, sadly all piled up on a corner.

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JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

I used one back in ~87 at the University of Houston. The engineering department had a half dozen of them for circuit simulation.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You know, the first sentence of this news post talks about how they were made from 88 ;p

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