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: Birth of WWW
by bnolsen on Sun 5th May 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "Birth of WWW"
bnolsen
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In '92 linux was there and ready. I ran it on my 80386 with cyrix co processor, I can't even remember how much RAM it had. Had a null modem cable to my roommate's pc-xt, he logged in and ran his prolog homework on my system. We had NeXT systems in our CS lab, right next to the IBM RTs. Much nicer. I didn't like the persistent menu thing on the interface much though. Today on my development machines I run windowmaker as the window manager.

Edited 2013-05-05 00:34 UTC

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RE[2]: Birth of WWW
by moondevil on Sun 5th May 2013 05:48 in reply to "RE: Birth of WWW"
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2005-07-08

In '92 linux was there and ready.


Ready is a relative term.

On my system I had to install it from floppies on the '95 Summer, because my CD-ROM drive was IDE and only SCSI models were handled at the time.

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