Started by gctwnl, May 30, 2010, 01:47:18 pm
Quote from: "gctwnl"I have all this software for NeXT, mostly on floppies. When checking one of these i had in my collection (Pages 1.5.1), the first disk I tried to read had CRC errors. Not so strange, the floppies are old. So, I am planning to save as much as I can as soon as I can.But that triggerred me. Before all this data is lost, should we not start an archive project for all the disk images we can recover? Basically, that means that people start using dd to image their floppies and CD's and we store them somewhere on the net.If people are willing to image their floppies and send them to me, I can put them on a server somewhere. CD images would need to be made available for downloading.
Quote from: "tomaz"I have been slowly archiving the CDs and floppies I have. I've also been trying to acquire a working MO drive to do the same with my magneto-optical disks containing pre-3.0 versions of NeXTstep (attempting to recovering multiple copies of ODs so as to recover the original content in case some MOs were overwritten, degraded or used with the write-protect tab off).
Quote from: "Thomas"I found a CD (Neue Horizonte) in my stack that I got in 1997 from DART Software. It was released shortly after the merger.The CD contains a load of software for NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP from the following companies:- Black&White (NXFaxInstaller)- Cube (2D CAD, office software, a DOS & MAC to NeXT font converter and a Tiff to EPS converter)- DART (office, database & web applications)- FirstClass- IPC (JetPilot, ScanOmatic and a bunch of other several free)- iXpoint (QMS printer driver for TCP/IP networks)- Lighthouse (I suppose everyone here knows them and their software)- Systemix (SafetyNet)- vhf (mostly electronics related CAD/CAM programs one of them a PCB layout application)Several of these companies are from Germany and some might be less known in the US.Unfortunately many apps will only fully work with a license code and those may be hard to come by these days.But there is also a bunch of other useful free software.If someone has a FTP site where I can upload it ... (size of ISO file is 570.2 MB)