[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary, Cube Computers

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Jun 24 14:43:10 CDT 2003

> The NeXT Cube had it's own set of problems, but at least it was nicely
> expandable, if quite expensive, and a bit slow CPU wise (towards the end
> at least).

Not really, since the only sort of widespread NeXTBus board available was
the NeXTDimension anyways. So you had 3 empty NeXTBush slots, but not
boards to put in them, so BFD. The HDD space was also not that

Actually the configuration is really close to modern Octanes, IMHO.
However like the Octane, I believe the machine was horribly inefficient
when it came to the use of its volume. The fact that there is not internal
5.25 bay in the Octane is a crime IMHO, as well as the rounded top, with
is uneven enough not to allow to place any external storage on top of ht
machine. That is strike 2 for that machine, and the loud ass powersupply,
strike 3!!!! But I still love mine just the same :) (strike 4 is the ugly
ass green color ugh)

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