I am a NeXT fan. I have a NeXTStation Turbo Color ( pic ). I run NEXTSTEP v3.3 on it. I also have OpenStep v4.2. Up until a little over a year ago you could e-mail Apple and ask for either NEXTSTEP or OpenStep and they would send you the docs and CD's if you gave them the SN off your NeXT unit. I asked for each on separate occasions and they gave both to me! NEXTSTEP runs faster than OpenStep on the NeXT machines, but OpenStep is a shade more up to date.Originally posted by kaltsasa
I helped my boss move some arcade machines and in his garage he had a next cube, full package of everything and he gave it to mee!!!! any one else have a next product!? I would like to meet some fellow nextophobes lol
You could pretty much do everything (as in OS X) under NeXTSTEP without ever using the terminal. It was very impressive. Also impressive is the .app structure. Each application in NeXTSTEP, as in OS X, is a directory, in fact, with all the pieces needed to run the app (binary in that directory). It costs a little in storage, as there are redundant files in most of the app dirs that could be shared in one central location---but it makes for so much neater a system. No throwing of hundreds of files per app into the system dir, etc.Originally posted by IndyGopher
I've had a couple of NeXT cubes (and a handfull of slabs) but the optical drives in the cubes never seemed to work for long. One lasted about 5 minutes longer than the time it took to transfer the OS.. luckily I also had it on CD. They are such cool-looking machines. The first time I booted OS X Server (the old one.. version 1.x that wouldn't run on G4's) I was shocked by how much it looked and acted like NeXTStep. I'm glad that OS X 10.x has buried the Unix much deeper than NeXTStep... but part of me misses the less dressed-up aspects. Great machine! (And can't beat the price!) Congrats!
hey! We are normal, its all the other who are crazy (no offence to ur g/s)Originally posted by kaltsasa
Came with openstep 3.3 and all. I have been looking for one of these for a long time......i'm in collage right now, when i get a house i want to have a classic gaming and computing room in my basement with nes' and snes's and apple II's and all that good stuff and this next cube will be awsome! My feonce says i'm crazy but hey, arn't all us mac users crazy!
The one word that best describes NEXTSTEP is "elegant." Let me assure you of that from the start. Prior to OS X, it was the most elegant OS that I have ever seen. In a way it is moreso than OS X becuase its elegance you could witness first hand as early as 1988 when the first version was released! Talk about something being ahead of its time!Originally posted by mrtrumbe
I think it would be cool to have a NeXT box, but don't you think NeXT is way too X-Windows/Gnome/KDE-esque? I mean right now, on your Mac, you have most of the advantages of NeXT plus all of the elegance of a Mac OS. OS X is just that good.
And if you don't like OS X ***gasp***, just install XFree86 on top of Darwin (or a full OS X install) and run the OpenStep window manager. Not *exactly* the same, but pretty dang close.
Nostalgia is great. I just purchased several 8-bit Ataris and a piece of hardware to add to my hacked i-opener to give it a real serial port so that I can take this app (I recently purchased as well) and use the PC as a Atari disk drive emulator so that I can load disk images from the PC onto the Atari's without dealing in 5.25" floppies.Originally posted by kaltsasa
I definitly prefer my speedy mac but i love the nostalga, i just installed new connectors in my nes so they are like new now.
Nostalgia is the motivation behind almost my entire collection Nostalgia is a Good Thing.Originally posted by blakespot
Nostalgia is great. ..Yea, nostalgia is a good thing--so good that here I'm trying to retroactively force nostalgia, as I never really owned an 8-bit Atari before...