Wanted: stand for NeXT monitor

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Fri May 29 11:33:10 CDT 2015

we have one of the  NeXT   cube  looking  computer, a monitor and a NeXT  
laser printer.  looking   for  an  archive stash of advertising lit. and  
graphics   we  can use  to build  a display around this hardware.   
Suggestions?  Thanks  Ed Sharpe  _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)  
In a message dated 5/29/2015 8:23:20 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
aperry at snowmoose.com writes:

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 
> 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 
> 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 
> must be awful... I halfway thought NS 3.3  was the last revision they 
> run ... 3.3 should be pretty common  in the wild because NeXT was giving 
> 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 
> 9000/712  :O
> Best,
> Sean
> On Wed,  May 27, 2015 at 1:54 AM, Brian Archer <archer174 at gmail.com>  
>> 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
>> the
>> one from eBay,  would you mind sharing more details/pics of that next 
>>  motherboard box? I've never seen one before.
>>  Thanks,
>> Brian Archer
>> On Tue, May 26, 2015  at 12:42 AM, Steven Stengel <tosteve at yahoo.com>
>>  wrote:
>>> 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?
>>>  Thanks-
>>>  Steve.

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