NeXTstation is a high-end workstation computer developed, manufactured and sold by NeXT from 1990 until 1993. It runs the NeXTSTEP operating system.
NeXT, Inc. was founded in 1985 by a then-exiled-from-Apple Steve Jobs. The company introduced a "revolutionary" black cube-shaped computers in Oct. 1988, one of which is now enshrined in the pcbiography.net museum.
The NeXT cubes featured an optical drive instead of a floppy drive, but the first models were not popular because they were thought to be overpriced.
Job's NeXT Cube was meant to transform the PC business. The machine also united Jobs with his then archrival, IBM, an enthusiastic supporter of NeXTSTEP software, the operating system powering the NeXT cubes.
Apple got NeXTSTEP software as part of a package deal when they rehired Jobs in 1998. The company has since quietly phased out support for many NeXTSTEP products.
THE BACK OF THE NeXT STATION
NeXT Display back
Chronology of events for the Cube computer.
In 1989, he proposed a global hypertext project, to
be known as the World Wide Web. Based on the earlier "Enquire"
work, it was designed to allow people to work together by combining
their knowledge in a web of hypertext documents. He wrote the first
World Wide Web server, "httpd", and the first client, "WorldWideWeb"
a what-you-see-is-what-you-get hypertext browser/editor which ran in
the NeXTSTEP environment. This work was started in October 1990, and
the program "WorldWideWeb" first made available within CERN
in December, and on the Internet at large in the summer of 1991.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS: He was knighted by the British Empire in 1998. Alternative names he considered, before settling on the World Wide Web, included "The Information Mine" and "Information Mesh."