Started by nextchef, October 10, 2006, 07:34:19 pm
Quote from: "nextchef"If that is the case, then why does Rob over at blackhole charge $200 for something that apple would give you for free. I can understand cost for the cd's and shipping, but not $200 for a couple of burned cd-r's. You have to wonder how many of those original cd's are still around, sitting in a warehouse at apple, or in some ex-NeXT/Apple employees garage.
Quote from: "RacerX"Quote from: "nextchef"If that is the case, then why does Rob over at blackhole charge $200 for something that apple would give you for free. I can understand cost for the cd's and shipping, but not $200 for a couple of burned cd-r's. You have to wonder how many of those original cd's are still around, sitting in a warehouse at apple, or in some ex-NeXT/Apple employees garage.Actually, Apple ran out of them... that is why Rob made an agreement with Apple for making copies to continue selling them.As has been pointed out, there are different prices for NeXT hardware replacement media and media for other platforms. Most of the money that is charged for NEXTSTEP/OPENSTEP actually does go back to Apple. It covers Apple's license agreements with the owner of technology within NEXTSTEP/OPENSTEP that Apple doesn't own.
Quote from: "Jenne"Just to get it right and maybe understand a bit of what You all is writing:as an owner of original NeXT hardware I'm somewhat endorsed with Apple as long as the as the license agreements (?¿?) do entitle me as a person who as long as I'm in posession of original NeXT hardware has the right to claim for original installation media?J
Quote from: "mevdev"I'll get the dev tools soon hopefully. ;(
Quote from: "mevdev"I contacted Apple on 3 separate occasions since 2004 to try and get the nexstep cds for my nextstation. I think they stopped giving out the cds in 2003 or something like that...
Quote from: "mgtremaine"I do not get the impression that any money goes from Rob back to apple for the sale of NeXTStep CDs [and I sort of doubt that he sends them money for Openstep either but I could be wrong. The problem with reading anything at Blackhole is that it feels like someone slipped some Acid into my Coffee :shock: perhaps it is just me.] I base this off the tongue and cheek wording of the Ebay auction about the funds for Steve Jobs.
QuoteNot that I'm suggestions anyone post the 3.3 disk images, I'm just saying I think Apple is over caring about it. [Since I just got a NeXTStation Color Turbo I am very interested in getting 3.3, if anyone has any suggestions feel free to PM me.]
Quote from: "RacerX" It sure sounds like this post was designed to convince us that we shouldn't feel guilty about giving away copies of Apple software... to you. :roll: Frankly, attacking Rob's credibility and comparing NS/OS to A/UX wouldn't have been high on my list of recommendations for accomplishing your goals here.