[pups] Bob's emulator and ultrix

Toby Thain toby at smartgames.ca
Wed Apr 19 23:24:06 AEST 2006

On 19-Apr-06, at 5:10 AM, Tim Bradshaw wrote:

> On Wed, April 19, 2006 09:44, Rico Pajarola wrote:
>> As for the OS Tim Berners-Lee used for his first Browser, I  
>> believe that
>> it was made on a Norsk Data Technostation. ...

Now I've heard everything :)

> I understood it was NeXTStep
> (http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/WorldWideWeb.html would seem  
> to back
> that up).  So that would be running on some kind of NeXT box

Yes, as Milo points out, an M68K model, for which afaik no emulator  
exists. The original hardware can still be bought on ebay, or from  
http://www.blackholeinc.com/ (if they are still responsive).

However you should be able to run NEXTSTEP/Intel (which means a late  
version like 3.3) on emulated hardware (QEMU, Bochs, etc), which  
coincidentally is what I've been trying to do this week.

Several versions of TBL's browser (M68K and Intel binaries for  
NEXTSTEP 3.3) can be found at http://browsers.evolt.org/?worldwideweb/ 


> ...  Today's descendent is MacOS X, which still has a lot of things
> named NS* in it.
> --tim
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