G Y gyounk at mac512.com
Fri Mar 26 17:11:23 EDT 2010

Back then you could not run NextSTEP or OpenStep on the Mac hardware.  Some of us tried and the CPU chipsets were different. Mac had their PowerPC and 68040/68030  CPUs. NeXTSTEP was available for (MIPS, SPARC, INTEL, and Motorola (if my memory serves me right)).

That is why I needed to add two of the main boxes (Cube and Station) about 9 years ago to my Macintosh collection. Now if only I could get OpenStep 4.2 for Intel software.

The Mac 512

On Mar 25, 2010, at 2:00 PM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:

> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:36:26 +0000
> From: Lord Groundhog <lordgroundhog at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] OT: OpenSTEP / NeXTSTEP
> To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
> Message-ID: <C7D1256A.2437F%lordgroundhog at gmail.com>
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> Hi Ryan, 
> I only just saw this.  One of the guys in our Mac User Group did his degree
> on something to do with operating systems, and NeXTSTEP figured largely in
> one phase of his work.  As a consequence, a few years ago he ended up doing
> a presentation on NeXT computers and their OS, with special reference to the
> evolutionary trail from Next to OSX.  NeXTSTEP was an amazing thing to see
> especially for when it came out (can you imagine what life might have been
> like if Macs had been running something like OSX by '95?), but it never
> occurred to any of us at the time to try running NeXTSTEP or OpenSTEP on our
> Macs.  I don't know why really; it's an obvious thing to do once the
> suggestion is made.  I'll be interested to read your progress if you care to
> post anything more on this.  Who knows?  I might even have a go.

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