Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Mar 2006 21:22 UTC
SGI and IRIX SGI is not very willing to communicate about any strategic changes it is plannign to make in their product line up. "Thankfully, we happen to know a couple of SGI's largest customers - the kind of folks who actually receive information from the graphics beast. In order to help out the rest of you poor, informationless sods, we're going to don SGI's marketing cap for the moment and get out the good word to customers large and small. Here's where SGI is heading according to the insiders."
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Branding?
by SeeMyNuts on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:48 UTC
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2006-02-21

The article didn't really say "Altism" is a new product brand. I suppose The Register made it up? The first thing I thought of upon seeing the name was "autism"--not good branding, IMO.

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RE: Branding?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:58 UTC in reply to "Branding?"
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2005-06-29

The article didn't really say "Altism" is a new product brand. I suppose The Register made it up? The first thing I thought of upon seeing the name was "autism"--not good branding, IMO.

It's a joke. Altix + Prism = Altism.

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RE: Branding?
by JonO on Sun 12th Mar 2006 17:38 UTC in reply to "Branding?"
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2005-09-23

Why? Autistics generally have immense mathematical capabilities and excellent memories.

But it is a joke.

Edited 2006-03-12 17:39

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The Register...
by Maciek on Sun 12th Mar 2006 09:41 UTC
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2005-11-15

Can't you guys link to a source with at least some tangible shred of credibility? I have learned long ago to stay away from The Register's continuous flow of pseudo-journalistic nonsense.

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RE: The Register...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 10:10 UTC in reply to "The Register..."
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2005-06-29

I have learned long ago to stay away from The Register's continuous flow of pseudo-journalistic nonsense.

Attacks on sites require proof. For instance, many laughed at El Reg for reporting about Niagara II-- only to run away tail between their legs when it turned out they were right.

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Hehe, Autism.
by milatchi on Mon 13th Mar 2006 06:00 UTC
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2005-08-29

/me crosses his fingers, IRIX 7.

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Me crosses his fingers ....
by fithisux on Mon 13th Mar 2006 12:24 UTC
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2006-01-22

Open Source IRIX7 on low cost Itanium or a new MIPS64 for the masses.

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