Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website 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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Solaris isn't a BSD derivative... that's SunOS (4 and earlier). Solaris is based on AT&T SVR4, which SCO now own. Having to rewrite Solaris to remove SVR4 code is why open-sourcing Solaris took so long.

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