NEXTSTEP delivers the premier graphical user interface, extensive connectivity, database access, information linking, and a powerful, object-oriented architecture to workstations and Intel!-based PCs.

NEXTSTEP is the premier operating system for developing and deploying custom client/server business applications and integrating them with advanced productivity software. NEXTSTEP for Intel processors provides the complete NEXTSTEP user environment for computers based on the Intel-486 and Pentium microprocessor families. And because NEXTSTEP is the only object-oriented operating system available today, NEXTSTEP provides superior ease of use and information integration, and the most rapid development of custom software.

NEXTSTEP includes an award-winning graphical user interface that's based on Adobe's Display Postscript and enhanced with Pixar's 3-D RenderMan and Pantone's professional color-matching system.

NEXTSTEP is based on the industry-standard Berkeley 4.3 BSD UNIX® operating system and the Mach system kernel. NEXTSTEP for Intel processors integrates seamlessly with the most popular local and wide area networks, including NFS,and Novell, and it accesses Macintosh, MS-DOS, and OS/2 file systems. Users with no training in networks or file systems can easily navigate networks and share information using the Workspace Manager, a powerful and easy-to-use file management application.

NEXTSTEP includes the runtime libraries needed to use all software developed with NeXT's companion product, NEXTSTEP Developer. These runtime libraries include NeXT's Application Kit objects as well as full implementations of SYBASE and Oracle client libraries. Any NEXTSTEP user can run advanced, database intensive applications.

NEXTSTEP also bundles powerful user and system management applications. These include NeXTmail, a multimedia electronic mail system based on UNIX SendMail; FaxReader, for viewing faxes; Digital Librarian, a powerful full-text searching tool; Edit, a multifont text editor; and NetInfo, a tool for administering network resources.

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