I had one of those about 15 years ago. I think I bought it for $400, but I gave it away when I moved, because I didn't want to lug around the huge monitor.
It's a NeXT slab.
Nice. I'll boot it up. I'm in the process of setting up a nfs server for it.
Yeah me too. It is a mechanical keyboard, but not the best to type on. The keys have a longer stroke than I like.
Time to connect to the nfs server. I want to offload some data an transfer over doom.
Anyone around? Nfs worked without any problems... Or authentication.
yes anon, keep posting pics, I am 36 and remember when RISC computing was supposed to change everything. I have always been an x86 user myself, but still interested.
Keep posting, am enjoying, can bump with any happy merchant pic you desire.
>remember when RISC computing was supposed to change everything
> tfw Wintel won over superior RISC architectures
is similar to
> tfw the Jewish puppet Allies defeated the Axis
I think in an alternate universe where the Axis won instead of the Allies, they're enjoying life with non-Wintel computing as the norm.
Had to move the wad into the app bundle, but now I get this error.
it's a bit like the hole in the ozone layer; we banned chloroflurocarbonwhatevers and that pretty much was all we needed to fix that. risc did change things. so much so that risc principles are in non-risc chips and risc chips have become a hell of a lot more complicated. so it changed everything, which is why you never hear about it anymore: it's already been changed, it's not news.
If it can't run Doom, it's not a real computing machine
i'll try a bit later with doom. its tricky since the only binary i have is for doom 2, and i dont have enough free space for the doom 2 wad, and the doom2 app wont use the doom 1 wad.
Wait, how much HDD space does this thing have? It's gotta be pretty low.
Slowly but surely. I'm also moving files off of it over nfs. This thing is running great.
do you have any sharpies handy anon? I'm super curious bout something.
Figured out how to get a more detailed info about the files in the file viewer.
I just find it really funny that you're too dumb to take keys off of a keyboard without breaking the keyboard.
What are you talking about
buy your own nextstation keyboard and see for yourself.
>confirmed poorfag whiny bitch detected.
8.81 mb available.
I remember running programs off a fucking cassette, damn bro.
The bottom window is my nfs share. I can just drag on drop files over the network. It was very simple to setup, but doesn't seem secure at all.
its a little different from a normal file manager. you have to drag and drop the icons from the middle sections of the window.
click dragging in the bottom section just selects a range of items. overall, not inefficient, but different.
No file transfer progress window. Just a status to let you know it is copying.
I've backed up all but doom onto another computer
If anyone is interested, there is a WIP NeXT system emulator called "Previous."
Also, OPENSTEP was available on x86.
if it is buckling springs, then it is nowhere near as loud as a model m. the keys have a squishy spot at the beginning of the stroke, then goes down without much effort. they are kinda "loose" feeling though, and sometimes they catch and friction makes them more difficult to press. as if, they needed to be cleaned, or lubed. ...people dont lube mechanical switches to they?
Does that icon in the upper right corner look familiar to anyone?
>people dont lube mechanical switches to they?
Not as far as I know.
I'm not sure if this is credible information or not, as I was unable to find pictures and most of the links the poster cited were broken.
Hopefully omniweb 3.1 will be faster than the version 2 I was using last night.
Seems it was available up to Openstep 4.2 at least
Did anyone link you to any NeXT software FTPs in the previous thread and would you be interested in sharing them? I want a Slab or even a Cube one day.
yeah, i got a few links last thread.
if you get one, get a turbo, this 25mhz one is pretty slow. it might be the 8mb ram, too, i can tell it spends a lot of time swapping....the hd is super loud.
OP should install teTeX and write a novel on his NeXT machine.
as much as i enjoy doing this, i kinda feel bad for the disk drive. i'm considering finding some sort of scsi to ide or sata adapter to run a more modern disk, more maybe flash memory. i feel like i'm risking losing all the data on this thing by just letting it run.
WHAT'S A RUSSIAN GUNSHIP DOING ON A NeXT MACHINE
i downloaded this off of the internet today and moved it to the nextstation over nfs.
os x was built on next, and for a while, it was possible to compile os x software for next.
in this case, it seems the developer was able to produce apps for both os x and next.
skeumorphism! how could people accept such an ugly pandering to preexisting experiences? should this be a new, NeXT level experience? one that rejects are notions of what a computer is and does, and exists in a new plane of ideas, free of barriers that relate to physical contratins?
noice, thanks. You going to keep this thing? It would be at least an awesome display piece or even a development system if you can grab an old SCSI enclosure to attach to it.
Those prices aren't really too bad, a basic slab for $200 complete and I can upgrade it easily, I've already got external SCSI drives I can supply from my SGI adventures, too.
yeah, i'm going to keep it. i want to see if maybe i can get my email to work, try typing some documents. i have the laser printer too, but i cant find the cable. i'll probably to another thread like this doing email. its fun for me to share this experience and keeps me motivated.
i agree, those prices are very reasonable. that being said, i wouldn't really gain much by selling this system, but i would lose a lot of fun playing with it.
if you still has an SGI box, hook it up and show it to us! :)
the mono ones require a special monitor though, so you probably wont be able to just get a $200 slab.
its a thick cable that carries the video signal, the keyboard/mouse bus, and power for those devices. it is an elegant connection, but you cant reuse your existing stuff
i was just parroting people who complained about certain design elements in older mac os x and ios 6.
> An object or feature that imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material:
the pottery box with a square lid is a skeuomorph of a twilled basketry container
> MORE EXAMPLE SENTENCES
> 1.1 Computing An element of a graphical user interface that mimics a physical object:
note-taking apps offer skeuomorphs of yellow legal pads, squared paper, ring binders, etc.
when you first load up the app, you’ll be presented with a skeuomorph of a photo album
You probably wouldn't have too hard a time with something like that.
I'd grab an external SCSI enclosure (definitely) from eBay and use it to alleviate your stresses, that's what I did with my Indigo2 when I got it.
I'd totally show it off, but there isn't much to do except browse /g/ on NetScape since there isn't a lot of IRIX 5.3 software out there and people in the know won't cough it up. ;_;
They actually include a 17'' Megapixel mono display, keyboard, mouse, and all the power cords for them along with a fresh install of 3.3 in the price.
web browsing is certainly not going to happen with this thing. it does have a word processor in there somewhere, and mail should still work, so it might be an interesting "daily driver".
wow, that is a great price then.
How can people be pissed about this
Also I actually really like the player design on this with the tape machine. I miss my reel to reel.
that app is on here! i tried it last night but it crashed with a 403 error. during work today i checked out the actual message, and it seems that cloudflare rejects clients that attempt to grab content with an ip address as the hostname.
presumably, that ancient app resolves the host, then attempts to grab the content with the ip address, and clouflare rejects it because it wants to be able to redirect your requests to different hosts for load balancing.
yeah, i agree with you. its mostly people who attach themselves to some idea, in this case "reject all allusions to a physical object, use 'flat design'", etc. and they go absolutely autistic seeking out all offending content, then blog about it.
i liked the reel to reel look on the podcasts, as well. i've never owned a reel to reel, but watching the smooth animations and getting little contextual clues about the position in the track through the size of each reel was nice. i could go on about it, but i won't
my nextstation is STILL loading the front page of /g/. this is completely miserable.
OP should install teTeX and write a letter about teletext on his NeXT machine.
nice, that actually looks promising. i might do that, actually. i briefly considered some kind of vnc/remote x11 hack to run firefox or something, but i'm not sure it it would really be worth it.
old computer load times were measured in cups of coffee.
They are actually not as painful to use as old computers.
However they are incredibly painful to maintain. Mine is out a belt and I cannot even take it apart because it is so dang complicated.
thanks for posting that. it makes me want to start pushing buttons and turning the knobs, then watching the reels turn. i love the colors on it. very nice. i hope you get it fixed someday!
>tfw first time I used it I did not secure the tape down correctly and it dumped tape everywhere
Good times. Will be fixed when I can get it apart without getting a migrane first.
not a post yet. its been loading the page for over 30 minutes now, with no end in sight.
its not really the fault of the system though, i've heard it was quiet fast even compared to early 486's.
unfortunately, it has limited memory, and the braindead rendering system is causing it is sit here and swap.
i guess omniweb first reads the html, then uses some os library to translate it to some other intermediate format, then finally, uses another library to render it as RTF. the browser isjust using so giant hack the devs figured out to render html without actually writing code to render html.
this is the only browser that cloudflare will work with though.
frankly at this point, i think it would have been faster to post to 4chan through telnet.
Sorry guys I had to do it. Something about the omniweb config just isn't working.
So tidy. I like that the keyboard and mouse can fit under the monitor.
i'm looking to see if there is a way to stop all scripts. it looks like omniweb could handle them, or at least, it isn't reporting to 4chan that it won't. because of that, 4chan isn't defaulting to it's dumbed down simple interface and the captcha is never loading. i'll probably just buy a pass and post tomorrow if i cant figure this out.
i really wont to do this without any proxies or hacks, just this once, anyway.
Look, I don't even need a browser extension to download all linked images! Omniweb was truly ahead of its time.
This is actually pretty recent software. I cannot find anywhere how to turn off scripts though.
this is a bit of a nitpick, but omniweb is generating RTF (a hack derived from NSTextView) for NeXT to display. i hope to didn't mistake me for thinking RTF was the underlying formatting language to the OS.
im currently moving lynx to the nextstation, but that will probably be the last thing i do with it tonight. its getting a bit late now. thank you everyone for sticking around. i realize it got pretty boring after a while. sometime soon, i'll start a new thread and try lynx or telnet on this thing to post on 4chan. i also found an old copy of mosaic that might work. we'll see!
I'm not the anon you are referring too, but I actually have an old sgi octane in a basement somewhere, I should probably get it out.
Nekochan.net has some good resources on where to find IRIX software, here : http://www.nekochan.net/what-is-nekowar.html
op here, alright, thanks /g/uys for hanging out. i'm signing out now until NeXT thread. this posting on 4chan thing was just a stupid 'what if', but is now a serious endeavor. again, i'd like to keep it 'pure' by using just native software, no proxies, etc.
i'm also going to try/demo email, word processing, and printing...if i can find the printer cable. so far, its been fun getting it running with you guys, and i look forward to doing it again...next week. i'll keep the 7pm usa central time thing going. see you later!
yeah, get that beast out! it would be great to see pics of one and to see what it can still do. sgi always had interesting case designs and the hardware/software has lots of history. do post sometime.
Pentium II might be too new
Basically ISA hardware only
Well, it isn't much, but tgcware (which was linked on the page I linked) has some IRIX 5.3 software : http://jupiterrise.com/tgcware/tgcware.irix.html
No Photoshop or Softimage, unfortunately. You will probably just have to keep searching, good luck, and I hope you find what you are looking for. :)
Oh, you know what I meant. The idea that absolutely any desire for anything is some brainwashed consumerism funeral march. It's paranoia, and shows possible signs that you and those who think like you could be mentally ill. Before the jews come into this argument, I really suggest you seek help, and maybe contribute to TempleOS.