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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RE: Open source IRIX
by gelosilente on Wed 6th Sep 2006 07:45 UTC in reply to "Open source IRIX"
gelosilente
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2006-08-13

i agree with you, irix is a very interesting os, and, since sgi trow it in the trash, they can donate to the people.

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