First of all Richmond, thank you SO much for that link! It took less than 20 seconds of searching in case anyone else wants to look at the last bit of the NeXT/OpenStep original history to find the way to install it here.richmond62 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:43 amIf you're feeling "particularly kinky" you can download OPENstep here:
...then try and find a functioning machine it will work on . . .
"This OS offered many unique things, in addition to the unique hardware it originally ran on."
https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic ... 6&t=472940
Mind you, how you'll manage to make LiveCode standalones that
will run on the thing is another question all together.
I've been BAD for sometime now:
As you can see, anyone with Virtual box (or probably any decent vm) should have no issues getting it up and running at least in all its black and white glory. Color may require a bit more pain I would also add that the various *Step distros out there, gnuStep, afterStep, WindowMaker that followed (well, gnuStep preceded, actually) are very easy to get going on a vm without requiring the patches NeXT and OpenStep need (2k and vesa). But, if your looking for that gotta have it original builder, it does work just fine as is.
Also, apparently there was an attempt to make it "cross platform" at the time, there is an 'OSE' part to GORM that would port an app to windows. Just amazing trip down memory lane.