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[6]: I miss NeXTstep
by Vanders on Sun 5th May 2013 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I miss NeXTstep"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know what do you mean, but with higher demand of touch-based input, Modern UI does have its purpose. Yet, people still want to use mouse + keyboard

Touch based input makes sense on form factors where touch based input is comfortable.
Mouse and keyboard makes sense on other form factors.

The UI Formally Known As Metro is probably a fine touch interface, but putting it on a UI where touch input doesn't make the slightest sense is just...well, senseless.

The same criticism can go to Unity and a lesser extent to Gnome 3, too.

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RE[7]: I miss NeXTstep
by zima on Thu 9th May 2013 19:40 in reply to "RE[6]: I miss NeXTstep"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

What about Unity is so much touch? It's more keyboard & widescreen optimised.

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