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 WorknMan on Sun 5th May 2013 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I miss NeXTstep"
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Unfortunately recent Linux converts, perhaps those who are trying to escape Windows 8, may not have the skills to bypass secureboot or the machine might be hindered in such a way that it can't be turned off at all. This is how Windows 8 is affecting people who otherwise wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole and this is why those people lash out and bash Windows 8 every single chance they get!

Your comment makes absolutely no sense. Why would people switch to Linux to avoid Windows 8? It's not like somebody's pointing a gun to their head and forcing them to upgrade. Windows 8 is not going to magically appear on your system while you sleep. If you don't want to run Windows 8, then don't install it. By the time your current Windows apps stop working, we'll probably be at Windows 11. I would imagine anyone wanting to get out of the Windows ecosystem (who aren't Freetards or server admins) would switch to OSX anyway.

Thankfully I can build my own systems so I can choose fully featured motherboards and avoid the hassle of secureboot myself.

It's funny that the only people I hear bitching about secureboot are the ones that a) want to work around it and b) already know how to. Nobody else seems to give a damn, except for the people that it doesn't affect.

Edited 2013-05-05 00:18 UTC

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