beginning Steve Jobs marketed the classic Macintosh with the new spectacular
GUI of the Macintosh System 1 in 1984. This later evolved through many
iterations into MacOS. In time Jobs left the company to establish his own
hardware and software brand, Next Computer. The Next Cube (by the way the birth
mother of the world wide web) and other hardware were powered by a new object
oriented UNIX based operating system, NextStep. In the mid 1990s it turned into
OpenStep and after the merger with Apple Computer the technology went into a
new product, the Rhapsody OS.
architecture was the base for the original Mac OS X and was also developed with
the PC market in mind. The version (Developer Release 2) running on this
computer is the last, almost finished product for the PC. But it was never
released. As many interesting developments in hardware and software during the
past decades it fell victim to marketing considerations. However here is the
chance to try it out on period correct hardware.
computer has an Intel Pentium MMX 166Mhz CPU, 64MB SD-RAM, 10GB HDD, S3 Trio 64
2MB PCI graphics card and an ESS 1868 ISA sound card. All hardware are
recognized and configured for the operating system. While the sound card is
tested and works fine in DOS I cannot figure out the correct settings for it to
actually play sound under Rhapsody. The OS detects it but there might still be
some IRQ and DMA configuration issues to root out.
provide the installation media and some support through my firsthand experience
with the software.
I have been
collecting vintage PCs, parts and accessories as a hobby for 9 years.
I’m selling were all tested mostly at the day of the listing or not too much
earlier. I take responsibility of their functionality for a reasonable testing
period (one week following delivery). If there would be a problem I would
either return the money or send a replacement part.
cases I have software and electronic documentation for the listed items which I
would gladly share.
combined shipping for sales ending in a few days interval.
are safely packaged in antistatic bag, bubble wrap and cardboard boxes taking
into account the size and weight of the hardware and the destination country.
accept offers. If you think I overpriced something or just want to pay a bit
less contact me!
gladly answer any questions regarding my listed hardware.