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Oliver Peters
The next Mac Pro
on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:41:32 pm

So you want expandability?

http://www.johnmiranda.com/next.htm

A blast from the past!

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Mathieu Ghekiere
Re: The next Mac Pro
on Mar 19, 2018 at 8:50:57 pm

As someone who has never seen Next computers before, but read about them in the biography of Steve Jobs etc (as a reference, I'm 30 now), I I find the design striking! What a monolithic beast!

https://mathieughekiere.wordpress.com


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Oliver Peters
Re: The next Mac Pro
on Mar 19, 2018 at 9:25:52 pm

Glad you liked it. I stumbled across that site today. It's one of the few places I've found that offers such a detailed and high-quality look at these systems.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: The next Mac Pro
on Mar 20, 2018 at 4:04:39 pm

In the late 80s and early 90s I was producer and on-air reviewer of computer hardware and software on a show called PCTV Live!. I was lucky enough to be sent a demo of the NeXT - I can't remember whether it was the NeXT workstation or the NeXTcube, but it was a wondrous piece of hardware, especially given the technology at the time. The graphical user interface was what really blew us away! If you want to have a look at screenshots and product brochures from the time, here's a good link:

http://simson.net/ref/NeXT/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
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Bob Zelin
Re: The next Mac Pro
on Mar 21, 2018 at 12:25:39 pm

I love the screen shots. It's like listening to the Beatles. Not much has changed from then till now as far as the look of the system.

Bob

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Phillip Hollweg
Re: The next Mac Pro
on Mar 22, 2018 at 8:21:11 pm

Allegheny College in Meadville, PA had a large NeXT installation. I remember using these machines to do my first-time-ever web browsing! They had a computer lab full of them, and faculty offices had them too, with the matching laser printers. This was in the late 90s.

At home, we had our Mac IIsi with SEVENTEEN megabytes of RAM. My wife and I had purchased that RAM upgrade from the OSU bookstore (when she was in grad school), and I remember getting a nit-picky phone call after I placed the order. Didn't I know that only 16 bit applications could use that much RAM? And what did I want all that RAM for???? ☺

Anyway, here's to the next Mac Pro. Some day.


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John Pale
Re: The next Mac Pro
on Mar 26, 2018 at 1:38:53 am

I had a friend who owned several of these. They were gorgeous and a joy to use. The performance was far superior to they typical Mac or PC most people were using at the time, despite the fact the internal hardware was rather ordinary.
The OS was really well designed, stable and efficient.


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