NeXTStep 2.x

NeXTSTEP, from NeXT Computers headed by Steve Jobs, is a Unix based operating system designed to run on m68K NeXT workstations. It later became the basis for OS X, with APIs and concepts preserved today.

This OS offered many unique things, in addition to the unique hardware it originally ran on. It had Interface Builder, a tool to create UIs with little to no code. To make building the UIs and code easier, it had robust database support to bind data with. Objective-C was the preferred programming language, a hybrid of C and Smalltalk. Underneath was a Mach microkernel and a 4.2BSD subsystem.

This version supports the NeXTstation and NeXTcube.

Dump images are for the NeXT Magneto-Optical drive, and must be written using the NeXTStep "restore" command.

Product type
OS
Vendor
NeXT
Release date
1990
Minimum CPU
NeXT M68K
User interface
GUI
Platform
Unix

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
NeXT NeXTSTEP 2.0 (Dump) [M68k] 2.0 English m68k Archive 52.27MB
NeXT NeXTSTEP 2.2 (CD) [M68k] 2.2 English m68k CD 64.15MB
Nextstep 2.0 HD Image With Previous 2.0 English m68k Archive 61.44MB
Nextstep 2.1 HD Image With Previous 2.1 English m68k Archive 71.89MB
Nextstep 2.2 HD Image With Previous 2.2 English m68k Archive 23.46MB

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