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Post by jp » Mon, 12 Aug 2002 01:25:19



On Fri, 9 Aug 2002 18:33:27 +0000 (UTC),
[snip]
Quote:> NEXTSTEP ran on the m68k, m88k, Intel x86, HP9000 PA-RISC, and the SPARC v7

                            ^^^^
Ouch, another reason to try and get my powerstack working. Too bad
NeXTStep/88k will probably prove unobtanium, but still..

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Post by Chuck Swige » Mon, 12 Aug 2002 02:18:29



> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002 18:33:27 +0000 (UTC),

> [snip]
>> NEXTSTEP ran on the m68k, m88k, Intel x86, HP9000 PA-RISC, and the SPARC v7
>                            ^^^^
> Ouch, another reason to try and get my powerstack working. Too bad
> NeXTStep/88k will probably prove unobtanium, but still..

The NeXT RISC Workstation supposedly had dual m88k's; it was nicknamed the
"brick", I believe, although I suspect that NeXT didn't make more than a dozen
or so prototypes.

[ On the other hand, a dual or quad 1Ghz PPC box wouldn't be that horrible,
particularly once Apple gets DDR memory supported accross their lineup.  :-)]

-Chuck


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Post by jp » Mon, 12 Aug 2002 03:17:30


On Sat, 10 Aug 2002 17:18:29 +0000 (UTC),u



>> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002 18:33:27 +0000 (UTC),

>> [snip]
>>> NEXTSTEP ran on the m68k, m88k, Intel x86, HP9000 PA-RISC, and the SPARC v7
>>                            ^^^^
>> Ouch, another reason to try and get my powerstack working. Too bad
>> NeXTStep/88k will probably prove unobtanium, but still..

> The NeXT RISC Workstation supposedly had dual m88k's; it was nicknamed the
> "brick", I believe, although I suspect that NeXT didn't make more than a dozen
> or so prototypes.

Shiny! but thinking again, I don't think a mot powerstack[2] is supported.

Quote:> [ On the other hand, a dual or quad 1Ghz PPC box wouldn't be that horrible,
> particularly once Apple gets DDR memory supported accross their lineup.  :-)]

I'm looking sideways for something big blue and 64bit[1] out of the same
family. Nevermind I won't be able to afford it, looking shouldn't hurt.[0]

[0] Too much. Ah well.
[1] 44p or thereabouts. Wish it'd be that cheap too.
[2] VMEbus based. I wonder if there's VMEbus graphics boards both small
    enough to fit in and supported by NeXTStep. Provided it supports VMEbus
    at all, that is.

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