NeXT, Inc. (later NeXT Computer, Inc. and NeXT Software, Inc) was an American computer company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that developed and manufactured a series of computer workstations intended for the higher education and business markets. Apple purchased NeXT in 1997 for $429 million and 1.5 million shares of Apple stock. As part of the agreement, Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO of NeXT Software, returned to Apple, the company he had co-founded in 1976.
Logo: On a gray background, the NeXT logo from the era, consisting of a cube with the white letters "NeXT" appears beneath a shadow.
Startup Sound (Music/Sounds): None.
Availability: Extremely rare. Only appears on original NextSTEP computers.