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An innovative GUI originating on NeXT machines, then ported to other platforms.

Available from 1988 to 1998. Developed by NeXT Link points to external, archived site and Apple Link points to external site.

Timeline
1985 NeXT, Inc. is founded
1988 NeXTSTEP 0.8
1989 NeXTSTEP 1.0
1990 NeXTSTEP 2.0
1992 NeXTSTEP 3.0
1996 Apple buys NeXT Software, Inc. in order to use NeXTSTEP as the foundation of its next Mac OS
OPENSTEP 4.0 (41 screenshots)
1997 Rhapsody (41 screenshots)
Detailed timeline

Articles
“Lisa lives” from Byte 1988
“The Mac interface: Showing its age” from Byte 1989
“A guide to GUIs” from Byte 1989
“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003

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2
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3
trivia
2
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6
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Featured edition
Desktop with applications in OPENSTEP 4.2
OPENSTEP 4.2
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Ads

1997’s advertisement of future of Mac OS, including Tempo and Rhapsody

Books

“The Cross-GUI Handbook”

“Designing Visual Interfaces”

Copyright © 2002-2006 Marcin Wichary, unless stated otherwise.