Wanted: stand for NeXT monitor
aperry at snowmoose.com
Fri May 29 10:23:10 CDT 2015
I am running OPENSTEP on an Axil 320 (SPARCstation 20 clone) with 416M
of memory and a 60MHz SuperSPARC processor (sadly OPENSTEP (at least the
version that I have) only supports one of the two processors in the
system). The system runs OPENSTEP very well.
On 5/28/15 8:20 AM, Sean Caron wrote:
> It was always my experience ... I think NeXTstep had a reputation of being
> a little balky on the proprietary NeXT hardware. I am fortunate to have a
> decent swath of their product line ... an original '030 Cube, a Color slab
> and a Turbo Color slab and even on the Turbo slab with 32 megs RAM and a
> 7200 RPM drive, NS 3.3 gets laggy.
> Slow as it is, the entire package has certainly got some class and it's
> something to revel at, of course.
> Can you even run Openstep on the NeXT proprietary hardware? The performance
> must be awful... I halfway thought NS 3.3 was the last revision they would
> run ... 3.3 should be pretty common in the wild because NeXT was giving it
> away for free with a valid NeXT serial number about 15 years ago as a Y2K
> mitigation strategy :O I run 3.3 on all my NeXTs, even the '030 Cube.
> If you really want to see NeXTstep 3.3 fly, people say it's great on the HP
> 9000/712 :O
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 1:54 AM, Brian Archer <archer174 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you'll find the best upgrade for it besides the RAM is a faster
>> hard drive. Also I wouldn't go higher than nextstep 3.3. Blackhole (
>> http://www.blackholeinc.com) is your best bet for the stand. If this is
>> one from eBay, would you mind sharing more details/pics of that next logo
>> motherboard box? I've never seen one before.
>> Brian Archer
>> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:42 AM, Steven Stengel <tosteve at yahoo.com>
>>> Just acquired a NeXT 68040 cube computer. It's way cool, but the
>>> responsiveness is unimpressive - I'd call it pokey.
>>> All 16 RAM slots are full for 16MB, but sixteen 4MB RAM sticks may help
>>> the speed.
>>> It has an internal HD, as well as the magneto-optical drive.
>>> One things it's missing is the monitor stand - does anyone have a spare
>>> stand for a NeXT N4000A monochrome monitor?
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