NEXTSTEP Software Available From Sun for SPARC Workstations; Provides Object Development Pathway to Industry-Standard OpenStep for Solaris.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 1995--Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC SMCC - Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation. ) and NeXT Computer, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement under which Sun will provide NEXTSTEP(tm) object-oriented software for SPARCstation(tm) model 4, 5 and 20 workstations. Aimed at Fortune 1000 companies and other large, heterogeneous business environments, the NEXTSTEP software running on SPARCstation desktops provides Sun and NeXT customers with the proven object software and high-performance processing needed today to rapidly develop and deploy custom business applications throughout an enterprise. The announcement also puts Sun customers on a fast track to Sun's upcoming implementation of the advanced OpenStep(tm) object environment as part of Project DOE (Distributed Objects Software modules that are designed to work together but reside in multiple computer systems in a private network or on the global Internet. A program in one machine sends a message to an object in a remote machine to perform some processing. Environment). DOE is an extension to the Solaris operating environment In computing, an operating environment is the environment in which users run programs, whether in a command line interface, such as in MS-DOS or the Unix shell, or in a graphical user interface, such as in the Macintosh operating system. for rapidly developing and deploying networked object applications. An OpenStep-compliant desktop and development tools are integrated with DOE.
Two forms of the NeXT software will be available from Sun: NEXTSTEP Release 3.3, a comprehensive, object-oriented user environment, and NEXTSTEP Developer Release 3.3, which includes a complete object framework and all of the tools needed to build interoperable, scalable and easy-to-use client/server applications. Powered by high-performance SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill computing technology, industry-leading graphics and advanced networking capabilities, Sun customers gain an ideal environment in which to begin object-oriented software development and deployment.
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[German, from Low German Sander , president of SMCC. "NEXTSTEP software for SPARCstation desktops is the first in a series of powerful solutions Sun will provide to help customers achieve that edge through networked objects. With NEXTSTEP software, SPARCstation system customers can take advantage of a proven object solution today, while they create applications that are compatible with our upcoming implementation of the OpenStep object standard for the Solaris operating environment."
"Our partnership with Sun brings the power of NEXTSTEP software to a high-performance workstation at a very attractive price point," said Steven Jobs, chairman and chief executive of NeXT Computer, Inc. "Fast-paced industries such as telecommunications and finance have to work quickly and efficiently to stay ahead of the competition, and NEXTSTEP software on SPARC desktop systems provides a powerful competitive tool."
"We're seeing a dramatic increase in developer productivity with NEXTSTEP on SPARC," said Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz or Jon Schwartz is the name of several persons:
Pricing, Support and Product Information
NEXTSTEP software-only products and NEXTSTEP software co-packaged with select SPARCstation 4, 5, and 20 systems will be available in the U.S. beginning in June, and worldwide beginning in July. NEXTSTEP software bundled with SPARCstation systems will be priced the same as similarly configured SPARCstation desktop systems running the Solaris operating environment and will be available from Sun's direct sales force and authorized resellers. Sun is also offering a competitive upgrade program targeted at existing hardware systems running NEXTSTEP, such as x86, NeXT and HP systems. Customers trading in one of these systems will receive a credit toward the purchase of a new SPARCstation desktop system.
NEXTSTEP software-only products may be purchased directly from Sun or NeXT at the following prices (U.S.):
NEXTSTEP Developer Release 3.3: $4,999
NEXTSTEP Release 3.3: $799
The products will be supported worldwide by the SunService Division of Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , Inc.
NEXTSTEP datasheets and hardware compatibility guides can be accessed via the World Wide Web at http://www.next.com/ or via NeXTanswers (NeXT's technical support free information retrieval information retrieval
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NeXT develops and markets OpenStep, the industry's first and most advanced object environment. OpenStep versions have been announced which will run on several operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , including NeXT's own MachOS, Sun's Solaris, Digital's UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). and Microsoft's Windows NT and Windows 95. The OpenStep object-oriented technology allows corporate customers to rapidly create and deploy three-tier, client-server, mission-critical custom applications. NeXT is headquartered in Redwood City, California Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. As of the 2005 census, the city had a total population of 76,000. , and has offices in North America, London, Paris, Munich and Tokyo.
Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of network computing systems and is a division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Recognized for quality and innovation, the company's SPARC workstations and multiprocessing servers each hold the No. 1 UNIX marketshare position. These systems are used primarily by businesses, educational institutions and governments worldwide for technical, commercial, industrial and software development applications. -0-
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