NEXTcube, now what?

From: Rich Lafferty <>
Date: Thu Dec 7 09:07:45 2000

On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 09:55:11PM -0800, Mike Ford ( wrote:
> >> * I know there are Intel, SPARC, and HP PA ports of NeXTStep too,
> >> but c'mon.. NeXTStep on NeXT.. it's just sacred! :)
> >>
> >
> >Agreed. I think he'll find NeXTstep to be great. The absolutely
> What is the situation now for acquiring NeXTstep? I remember a few months
> ago people acting like it was trivial and or free, but now I see copies
> selling on eBay for $50 or more.

A few months ago it was trivial or free if you already owned a
license; you'd send your license number to Apple (well, to a company
that Apple contracted with) and they'd send you lots of stuff,
including NEXTSTEP for the three platforms you *didn't* need, EOF, and
even OpenStep in some cases. For folks with black hardware, the
license number was the serial number of the machine.

This was because NEXTSTEP 3.2 and previous had Y2k problems. Rather
than try to fix it all, Apple declared 3.2 and previous unsupported,
and gave out 3.3 to fix things.

You could still buy it on eBay during that time -- there's a sucker
born every minute, after all.

The address to which the license/serial number, mailing address, phone
number, and version of NEXTSTEP/OpenStep wwould have been sent was
<>. The address appears to still exist, but I'm not
sure if the program is still on.


------------------------------ Rich Lafferty ---------------------------
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Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 09:07:45 GMT

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