Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:01 UTC
SGI and IRIX SGI says it has emerged from chapter 11 bankcrupcy protection and emerged 'leaner' and quite possibly meaner. Having dispensed with its own militant tendency, the company says it is now the 'New SGI'. It has slashed an burned a bit, dumped its old board of directors and management team and in the process saved a suggested USD 150 million a year.
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Post the "real" link
by ormandj on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:45 UTC
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I don't understand why it seems people submitting news to OSNews always choose to submit blogs/news sites that just re-phrase the original source.

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RE: Post the "real" link
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:46 UTC in reply to "Post the "real" link"
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Because they usually take out the marketing-speak from official press releases. I don't like press releases, as they are not independent.

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RE[2]: Post the "real" link
by ormandj on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Post the "real" link"
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Fair enough, but in this case the press release has a lot of additional information. ;) Oh well, that's what comments are for!

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Good luck to them
by bousozoku on Wed 18th Oct 2006 22:31 UTC
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Hopefully, they'll find a way to grow the business once again. It's always sad to see the winners fade away.

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by Sphinx on Wed 18th Oct 2006 22:53 UTC
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The magic bus rides again.

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Militant tendency?
by B. Janssen on Thu 19th Oct 2006 10:17 UTC
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I just wonder what they mean by that. What was the "militant tendency" of SGI?

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Pricing not disclosed
by Jody on Thu 19th Oct 2006 12:05 UTC
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I clicked through some of the products on their site and the price for everything is "ask a sales rep".

Others might disagree, but to me it shows a lack of confidence in their own products and pricing.

'They' say: "If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it"

I say: "If you need to make me ask, you are probably asking too much"

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RE: Pricing not disclosed
by cptnapalm on Thu 19th Oct 2006 15:29 UTC in reply to "Pricing not disclosed"
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SGI pricing scheme:
Lowend: $Stupidly.expensive
Midrange: $Obnoxiously.expensive
Highend: $WTF.99

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RE: Pricing not disclosed
by bousozoku on Thu 19th Oct 2006 17:09 UTC in reply to "Pricing not disclosed"
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It's simply typical of enterprise-level sales.

Discounts sometimes depend on your industry and your mix of products. Having dealt with IBM mid-sized machines for years, it's only possible for them to post a price for a new customer buying one machine. Generally, the service contract and the lease costs make it more difficult to exactly set figures.

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Reminds me of a Paul Graham essay
by cptnapalm on Thu 19th Oct 2006 16:00 UTC
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SGI is just another example of something which, I believe, Paul Graham wrote of in one of his essays: eventually, the low end catches up and passes the high end. SGI was and still is the high end, but it isn't as cost effective as a large number of whitebox Linux PCs which will be cheaper and faster, due to sheer numbers.

My take is that they should start marketing consumer level graphics cards. Compete on the lower end and gain market share there. Otherwise they can only hold off their inevitable death.

I like SGI as a company. I would like to see them make a long term comeback... but I don't think it is going to happen.

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by twenex on Thu 19th Oct 2006 18:17 UTC
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That was quick.

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