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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rm6990
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2005-07-04

Meh, Novell can just over-rule what SCO says and give them the right to do it anyways. Novell still has the final say on what licensees are allowed to do with Unix code.

And what they licensed from "SCO" (SCO is nothing more than a rogue glorified licensing agent on behalf of Novell) probably makes up very little of Irix.

http://www.novell.com/licensing/indemnity/pdf/10_7_03_n-sco_sgi.pdf
http://www.novell.com/licensing/indemnity/pdf/10_10_03_n-scoandsgi....

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