This is a system for a collector vintage of computers and operating systems. The
web browser was first developed using NeXtStep the Unix operating system based
upon the MACH kernel (as now used in Mac OS X) with display postscript windows
This hardware was chosen so that NeXtStep 3.3 could be installed and run. The
original CDs for 3.3 and Developer, Enterprise Object FrameWork (10 CDS
including 3.2), licences, manuals, training material and book on NeXtStep and
Objective C are
NeXtstep is installed on a 2Gb partition on a SCSI wide 4Gb drive. The other 2Gb
is taken with Windows 95 to give a DOS partition. The Windows 95 partition also
includes many drivers and guides for NeXStep as well as drivers for Win95 and XP
(no licence for XP is included).
A 2Gb SCSI wide drive is NTFS formatted and available for NT, Win 2000 or Linux.
A 9Gb SCSI SE drive has XP installed for demonstration and to see the Win TV
Theatre up and running.
The case and much of the hardware was purchased from World of Computers in
Cambridge and built up during 2001-2002. As NeXtStep dates from 1996 this was
the latest hardware that would run NeXtStep Version 3.3.
A Yamaha SCSI CD RW 4x2x6x drive is at the top of the tower. The Panasonic
DVD-RAM SCSI drive (LF-D101) works under XP and has been tested with the sample
DVD-RAM disc. The Superdisk was used under NT (not installed) but no drivers are
included for XP. NeXtStep does not recognise either the Superdisk or DVD-RAM
A Magnoptical 1.2/1.3Gb external SCSI drive was used under NextStep, NT and
Win95/98/2K/XP and is being sold separately. Two optical disc cartridges are
included with additional