Wanted: stand for NeXT monitor

Sean Caron scaron at umich.edu
Fri May 29 10:50:28 CDT 2015

I don't buy it :O Maybe just navigating around the operating system it's
true you won't see it balk too much, but once you run an app ... take
OmniWeb; it takes a few minutes to render my simple HTML 3.2 homepage on my
NeXTstation color slab, 040/25, 32 megs RAM ... the turbo color slab isn't
much faster ...

Contrast to a contemporary Mac i.e. a Quadra 950 or a Mac IIfx, they will
render the page faster and feel more responsive. I love the elegance and
design of the NeXT hardware and software package but no denying it was
pokey ... relative to contemporaries ... almost absolutely :O

NeXTstep is a sophisticated environment and it's hard work for an '040 ...

Maybe I feel it more because it's slinging 24 bpp at ~1280x1024! You have a
mono station?

NeXTstep's (err, Rhapsody's, err, Mac OS X's) performance was awful when
first ported to the PPC as well. I don't think they really got things
cleaned up good until 10.2, at least, maybe 10.3...



On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Chris Osborn <fozztexx at fozztexx.com>

> On May 28, 2015, at 8:20 AM, Sean Caron <scaron at umich.edu> wrote:
> > Can you even run Openstep on the NeXT proprietary hardware? The
> performance
> > must be awful…
> My NeXTstation 25mhz 68040 with 40 megs of RAM runs OPENSTEP 4.2 just
> fine. I never felt like it was laggy or anything. In fact, when I got OSX
> (aka OPENSTEP 5) running on a beige G3 tower for the first time, I couldn’t
> understand why it was so absolutely unusable, since the performance of
> OPENSTEP 4 on my NeXT was very snappy.
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