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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Why?!!
by riha on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:53 UTC
riha
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2006-01-24

This is sad to hear,but not any news. This has been known for long and reported several months ago.

Anyway,Why, Irix is one of the most stable OS:es in the world and works great. Why not open source Irix and port it to x86 instead.

I am pretty fed up with all linux talk all the time. We sell and configure and use linux, solaris, osX and irix and even if i do like Linux, not everything has to be linux, i do prefer Solaris and irix.

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