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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MacMan
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2006-11-19

Apparently, the Jobs' Reality Distortion Field was not limited to Apple


Oh give it with this RDF crap, whenever anyone says says something positive about Apple, and does not fawn over whatever, the first resort by the weak minded is invariably this RDF crap.

Note from my original post, that I am LESS THAN PLEASED with Apple, and I grow ever more displeased with Apple with every subsequent release.

IMO, the two most elegant, consistent and usable operating systems ever made were NeXT and BeOS. It has nothing to do with admiring Jobs, but to do with admiring operating systems like BeOS and NeXT, and the principles (simplicity, efficiency, consistency) behind them.

Applications have no doubt improved the years, yet operating systems / desktop environments seem to grow ever more bloated with who knows what. BeOS has all the functionality to compile a modern framework like WebKit, so there is no reason for modern OS to be this massive.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Oh the victimization theatrics...

I was simply pointing out that you're basing your arguments on a very particularly subjective and erroneous version of history.

Cheers

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