Definitions for "NEXTSTEP"
Keywords:  steve, sparc, enthusiasm, ibm, mach
Graphical workstation interface at one time offered by IBM for use on AIX (where it’s also known as the AIX Graphic User Environment) and high-end PS/2 workstations. Licensed by IBM from NeXT, the workstation software company set up by Steve Jobs, the man who started Apple. However, IBM did not promote NeXTStep with any real enthusiasm or commitment, and by early 1992 publicly admitted that it had dropped the thing.
NEXTSTEP is the original object-oriented, multitasking operating system that NeXT Computer, Inc., founded by Steve Jobs, developed to run on its proprietary NeXT computers (informally known as "black boxes"). NEXTSTEP 1.0 was released on September 18, 1989 after several previews starting in 1986, and the last release 3.3 in early 1995, by which time it ran not only on Motorola 68000 family processors (specifically the original black boxes), but also generic IBM compatible x86/Intel, Sun SPARC, and HP PA-RISC. About the time of the 3.2 release NeXT teamed up with Sun Microsystems to develop Open Step, a cross-platform standard and implementation (for Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and NeXT's version of the Mach kernel) based on NEXTSTEP 3.2.
Keywords:  media, men
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