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NeXT Computers

NeXT Software Inc. was founded in 1985 by Steve Jobs after he resigned from Apple Computer. Their computers were advanced but expensive and therefore not as commercially successful as other computers of the era. The NeXT operating system, NeXT Step, was based around Unix and in 1996 Apple Computer bought NeXT computers for $400 million and used the NeXT operating system as the basis for Mac OS X.

Timeline for NeXT :

Date Event
1642 Pascal's calculator or the Pascaline constructed
1883 Scheutz invents the first printing calculator
1942 The Atanasoff-Berry Computer is completed
21 Jun 1948 The Manchester Baby, the world's first stored program computer, ran its first program
24 Feb 1955 Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs is Born
1959 COBOL is introduced
1962 The first commercial Modem manufactured
1973 Xerox Alto personal computer was developed at Xerox PARC
24 Jan 1974 Scicon quits SHA
Mar 1980 News Article : Complete off-the-shelf applications systems
Oct 1980 News Article : MUSE to receive cash support for software-transfer project
Jun 1981 News Article : Micro in each school is Thatcher's pledge
Aug 1981 News Article : Minister finds funds for information technology
Apr 1982 News Article : Next One hits routine tasks
19 Jan 1983 Apple Lisa Launched
6 Oct 1983 News Article : Melbourne House New Game
1984 Creation of Dell Computer Corporation by Michael Dell
Aug 1984 Introduction of IBM PC/AT based on Intel 80286
1 Aug 1985 News Article : Amstrad plans 16-bit portable based on Z800 chip and to be IBM compatible
24 Sep 1985 Steve Jobs founds NeXT Computers Inc.
24 Oct 1985 News Article : Atari's megabyte monster
5 Nov 1985 News Article : Amstrad sets its sights on IBM
7 Nov 1985 News Article : Clive's New Year micros
1988 The NeXT (68030 CPU) computer is introduced after two years of research
1996 Apple Computer buys NeXT
9 Nov 2004 Firefox 1.0 Introduced


Hardware Products

NeXT Cube N1000

NeXT Cube N1000
1st January 1988
The NeXT Computer and the NeXT Cube was developed by NeXT from 1988 until 1993.

Manufacturer : NeXT
Type : Computer

NeXTstation N1100

NeXTstation N1100
1990
NeXTstation was a high-end workstation computer developed, manufactured and sold by NeXT from 1990 until 1993.

Manufacturer : NeXT
Type : Computer

NeXTstation N1100 (2)

NeXTstation N1100 (2)
March 1990
NeXTstation was a high-end workstation computer developed, manufactured and sold by NeXT from 1990 until 1993.

Manufacturer : NeXT
Type : Computer


Software Products

Disk Caddy Containing Many NeXT Discs

Disk Caddy Containing Many NeXT Discs
Unknown
Various Programs and Utilities, mainly font disks: Adobe Type Library 2 Disks Paste Up 3 Disks Metroscan Program 2 Disks Mshare 2 Disks Pixel Magician 3 Disks Adobe Copperplate Gothic 1 Disk Monotype...

Manufacturer : Next
Type : Software

Pages by Pages

Pages by Pages
Unknown
ObjectBased Document Processing that combines word processing, desktop publishing, and presentation tools.

Manufacturer : Next Step
Type : Software

Auto Route The Intelligent Map

Auto Route The Intelligent Map
1988
Early version of the huge selling route planning software.

Manufacturer : Next Base
Type : Software

Acorn CD-R Pre-Production Disc

Acorn CD-R Pre-Production Disc
1990
For Next Technology...

Manufacturer : Next
Type : Software

CDTV Work In Progress

CDTV Work In Progress
1990
Pre-Production Interactive Learning '90 - Edinburgh Disc prepared by Next technology and mastered by Nimbus Records Ltd.

Manufacturer : Next
Type : Software

CD-ROM Sampler for Archimedes

CD-ROM Sampler for Archimedes
1990
...

Manufacturer : Next Technology
Type : Software

AutoRoute Express UK & Ireland 3.04

AutoRoute Express UK & Ireland 3.04
1992
...

Manufacturer : NextBase
Type : Software

Autoroute Express

Autoroute Express
1992
Early Route Planning Software ...

Manufacturer : Next Base
Type : Software

NextStep Release 3.1

NextStep Release 3.1
1993
The premier object-oriented software that dramatically simplifies developing and deploying client/server business application.

Manufacturer : NeXT
Type : Software


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