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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Less choice is bad
by @@__@@ on Tue 5th Sep 2006 22:05 UTC
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Unfortunately I'm not happy because linux is replacing IriX, quite the opposite, actually. Linux should be replacing some bad/insecure OS, which Irix is not.

Less choice is always bad. Linux world domination? Ah! That could only be a horrible future.

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