[rescue] NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 08:43:28 CDT 2014

On 8 August 2014 23:19, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc> wrote:
> Any of you out there may have just got lucky running generic hardware with
> what ever the new OS of the week/month/year was, but my personal
> was that if you planned to run a non-ms operating system in the 1990's on
> x86 hardware and you wanted to be successful with it, Standard operating
> procedure in my neck of the woods was to figure out what you wanted/needed
> to run, grab the hardware comparability list for your OS, and then buy your
> hardware from that list.

True, and not only that.

The first big feature I assembled and edited for PC Pro magazine was
for Windows NT workstation machines, because at that time, many
cloners could not build a machine that was "clean" enough to run NT
successfully. My editor was dubious, but ran with it, and it was a big
hit. Really separated the men from the boys among British PC builders
of the mid-1990s -- few had the nous to know how to build an
NT-compatible machine. They threw together whatever was cheap and
quick to make boxes that could only run Win95, often with a bunch of
special 3rd party drivers to get things working.

But we did it, and the readers loved it.

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