Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website Heise.de reports that SGI will completely abandon its MIPS processor architecture, including its operating system Irix, in favour of Linux-powered Itanium workstations. SGI used MIPS and Irix in its products for almost 20 years, and with this switch to Intel, yet another major (historically speaking, that is) company abandons its architecture for the more common Intel one.
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RE: Open source IRIX
by taos on Tue 5th Sep 2006 20:25 UTC in reply to "Open source IRIX"
taos
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2005-11-16

They probably don't have the resource to open-source IRIX, or the resource better spent somewhere else.

Look at how much time and effort Sun spent to open-source Solaris, several years and who knows how much money, which is still going on.

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