NEXTcube, now what?

From: Sean Caron <>
Date: Wed Dec 6 15:24:50 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence Walker" <>
To: "Ryan K. Brooks" <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: NEXTcube, now what?

> > The slot in the front is an MO drive, either you need to have a MO
> > with the OS, or a SCSI drive (or cd) with the OS on the chain.
> >
> > Alternatively, you could install a *bsd on it,
> >
> > Ryan
> >
> Hmm. While I know NextStep uses a BSD shell, and there has
> been talk of a Linux port to Next boxes, I haven't heard of using
> one of the other flavors of BSD on it. Since NS is pretty well
> stalled in development and OSx seems to be Apples plans for it,
> *bsd might be a nice way to go, since it has an evergrowing list
> of new apps.
> Are there any docs for installing it on Next machines ? I have a
> color slab which is overwhelmingly my fave box.
> ciao larry
> Reply to:

NetBSD is working on a port to NeXT machines; however I think it only
currently runs on the 68040 Slab systems (cubes too?). I'd rather run
NeXTStep myself (since it is such a good match for the hardware - you
can run BSD almost anywhere, but only NeXT systems [for all practical
purposes] can run NeXTStep) but if you don't have NeXTStep available,
I imagine NetBSD or something along those lines like Linux would be a
good way to go.

* I know there are Intel, SPARC, and HP PA ports of NeXTStep too,
but c'mon.. NeXTStep on NeXT.. it's just sacred! :)

--Sean Caron ( |
Received on Wed Dec 06 2000 - 15:24:50 GMT

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