Funny that for all the odd little history blurbs that we see in these forums, this event would be over looked... even though it marked the beginning of the end of the original Mac OS and the start of what would become Mac OS X.
The dates I have for the early releases are a little different:chatin said:And, September 18 will mark the release of NEXTSTEP 1.0, way back in 1989!
NeXTSTEP 2.0 was the first version to support color and was released along with the first NeXT hardware to support color (NeXT had put support for higher resolutions in front of support for color in the hardware/OS road map).The color wheel cursor has stayed they same through all versions, although back in 1989 you needed at $4500 color card to see the color!!
Clarification is a good thing! I got my date from the Nextstep Wikki.RacerX said:The dates I have for the early releases are a little different:October 12 1988: NeXTSTEP 0.8 was released (with the NeXTcube).NeXTSTEP 2.0 was the first version to support color and was released along with the first NeXT hardware to support color (NeXT had put support for higher resolutions in front of support for color in the hardware/OS road map).
June 1989: NeXTSTEP 1.0 was released.
September 18, 1990: NeXTSTEP 2.0 was released.
So I'd guess that back in 1989 you'd have needed a lot more than $4500 to get a color NeXT system.
But NeXT did announce the NeXTdimension at the same time as NeXTSTEP 2.0. That would let you upgrade earlier NeXTcubes to color (for about $3000 as I recall).
For some great screenshots of NeXTSTEP 1.0 you can check out the page of the guy who designed most of the NeXT GUI (Keith Ohlfs).
I had guessed that was the source of the information. Sadly Wikipedia doesn't have a very good track record on these things. Nor do they have a good record of correcting those errors when pointed out.chatin said:
Too many egos over at Wikipedia... I've seen the Wiki-elite in action, and it sure doesn't seem like accurate information makes it (permanently) to the pages of Wikipedia without issue.Silentwave said:well the good thing about WP is that if you see a mistake, its easy to correct it. takes 2 seconds