Started by zaxel, October 25, 2023, 04:07:30 PM
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Quote from: gtnicol on October 30, 2023, 02:02:51 PMthings like the expertise of the folk that produced SoftPC and which had experience porting NeXT to RISC processors
Quote from: gtnicol on October 30, 2023, 02:19:54 PMYes, it was developed by Insignia, but NeXT had a license and experience in how to integrate SoftPC. I doubt Rosetta etc. would have been nearly as good without that experience.
Quote from: gtnicol on October 30, 2023, 02:02:51 PMI tend to agree with that, though NeXT was suffering so I think they more or less price-matched Be... or at least that's the impression I have. Given the very rough state of BeOS and Be hardware (I mean, the quality of a BeBox vs a NeXT box...), I do tend to agree that it was actually pretty cheap.There are lots of intangibles too: things like the expertise of the folk that produced SoftPC and which had experience porting NeXT to RISC processors etc. Without that expertise, Apple could never have been so nimble... they've essentially reused the core software over and over again.
Quote from: Rob Blessin Black Hole on November 02, 2023, 02:08:38 PMAnd a few legends in their own mind like me lol, Apple called me to take over all of the Openstep and NeXTSTEP software sales on Day 1 of my being laid off for 4 hours from Optimal Obects as Optical called and asked if I wanted to take over everything else an hour earlier, I thought what the heck I'll do it, first calls in we're from MIT, John's Hopkins, Stanford , UCLA , Nations Bank, First Chicago , Bank of America and even Cannon so I hit the ground running . I was already selling NeXT 68K hardware and had a couple hench men my buddy Larry from Yale , Jace from CU and my guru tech Max , a room I rented for $300 a block away .... it was better from me to work from home as Larry and Jace rivaled cheech andchong only with brains lol.Apple with NeXTSTEP and Openstep but they cranked out some Y2K patches as they realized the liability cluster **** of Y2K so things we're real sporty in the trenches once again for me but I pulled a thorn out of the big lions paw help cover the Y2K flood of calls. emails , doing Apples solids left, right and center . I can go on and on to prior art patent litigation cases we're we (Apple)n crushed greedy patent trolls .... the NeXT tech demos were like Bambi (trolls) verse Godzilla lol in court. Here is that Gassee flatulence rat bro Wiki sense of humor required , mic drop.
QuoteIn February 1997, the Company acquired NeXT. NeXT developed, marketed and supported software that enables customers to implement business applications on the Internet/World Wide Web, intranets and enterprise-wide client/server networks. The acquisition was accounted for as a purchase and, accordingly, the operating results pertaining to NeXT subsequent to the date of acquisition have been included in the Company's consolidated operating results. The total purchase price, including the fair value of the net liabilities assumed, was $427 million of which $375 million was allocated to purchased in-process research and development and $52 million was allocated to goodwill and other intangible assets. The purchased in-process research and development was charged to operations upon acquisition, and the goodwill and other tangible assets are being amortized on a straight-line basis over two years.
Quote from: bkmoore on November 15, 2023, 11:51:03 PMFor those of us who were around in 1997, there just weren't any modern operating systems for Apple to chose from. These were almost pre-historic times in computing. Operating systems in 1997 lacked many of the features we consider normal in a modern operating system: i.e. networking, preemptive multitasking, file permissions, object-oriented API, multimedia support, multi-architecture support, etc. Most OS's at the time, you could probably pick any three out of those things.