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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indiocolifa
by indiocolifa on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:38 UTC
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2006-06-20

Linux is gaining over Unices not developed anymore. That's true. But c'mon it's not advancing over Solaris, or HPUX, and the battle against Windows servers is going hard. Not to talk about desktops, where the base of Linux is minimal.

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