Sunday, January 10, 2016

Xcode turns 30 in 2016

It never ceases to amaze me what folks could pull off with 25 MHz and 8 MiB of RAM.  Granted, I've got a lot more horsepower now and Project Center ain't Project Builder, but to think that machines were capable of this much 30 years ago this year.




2016 is also the 30th anniversary of the 80386.  Sure, Microsoft managed to get Xenix running on the 286, but the 386 finally closed the gap enough on workstation performance that within five years it ran two BSDs and a little thing called Linux.