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Date: Wed, 19 Oct 88 13:37 EDT
From: email@example.com (Brad Miller)
Organization: University of Rochester, Department of Computer Science
Postal-Address: 610 CS Building, Comp Sci Dept., U. Rochester,
Rochester NY 14627
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 88 10:38:44 EDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Billington)
I don't suppose that Symbolics has any ideas about the
three NuBus slots inside that black cube. Seeing as the
NeXT comes with 8 Mb of memory already, Symbolics would
have to add even less than they do for MacII. Also, the
NuBus supposedly runs 2.5 times as fast as a MacII.
Some side issues: it's an open question whether the NeXT really supports a
nubus at all, since nubus is TTL and the NeXT bus is CMOS.
Also note: their optical disk is WAY too slow for paging or swapping; adding
real disk drives the cost up again to the point it may not be worth much
over a Mac II or some impending 68030 machines. Also, their display uses
Postscript instead of X, implying lots of software just won't work;
Symbolics (and TI for that matter) have both announced they will be making
their software X compatible, implying they would have to have a "machine
Brad Miller U. Rochester Comp Sci Dept.
The info that I have says that it isn't quite a NuBus. This says:
backplane-based system, 4 slots, each has room for a 10.5" x 10.5" pc
board. Bus is like NuBus but cards have a different form factor and bus is
run at 25MHz instead of the NuBus 10MHz.
Also, the price that I have for the real disk is: 330MB SCSI Disk for