NeXT, Inc.


The company founded by Steve Jobs [in ?] following his involuntary departure from Apple Computer, Inc.. NeXT produced both the hardware and operating system (NEXTSTEP). They changed their name to "NeXT Software" when they stopped making hardware and released NEXTSTEP For Intel processors. The company was bought by Apple in 1997(?).

Last updated: 1999-11-25

Next Program Counter


(nPC) A register in a CPU that contains the address of the instruction to be executed next.

Last updated: 2000-07-12


<operating system>

The original multitasking operating system that NeXT, Inc. developed to run on its proprietary NeXT computers (informally known as "black boxes"). NEXTSTEP includes a specific graphical user interface, an interface builder, object-oriented application builder, and several "kits" of prebuilt software objects such as the Indexing Kit for databases. This software runs on top of NeXT's version of the Mach operating system on NeXT, 486, Pentium, HP-PA, and Sun SPARC computers.

The official spelling changed from "NeXTstep" to "NeXTStep" to "NeXTSTEP", and finally "NEXTSTEP".

The last release of NEXTSTEP was 3.3, which NeXT then developed into "OpenStep" and GNU reimplemented as GNUstep.

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Last updated: 2003-05-23

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