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: Loved Them
by Johann Chua on Sun 5th May 2013 01:52 UTC in reply to "Loved Them"
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Kind of ironic that web browsing was less than optimal, considering that the World Wide Web was first implemented on a NeXT computer.

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RE[2]: Loved Them
by iMissBeOS on Sun 5th May 2013 02:17 in reply to "RE: Loved Them"
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Then again, think of how text-oriented the original Web pages were. Very limited use of graphics. The NeXT server/workstation was perfect for stuff like that. But, yes, very ironic ;)

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