<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
, and Sun SPARC
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
TjL's Pages (http://www.peak.org/~luomat/). Peanuts (http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/NEXTSTEP/).
See also: GNUStep