Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Oct 2008 22:32 UTC, submitted by Eric Masson
X11, Window Managers Most of you will be familiar with Silicon Graphics, Inc., once the proud leader in the graphics workstations market with their high-end MIPS workstations, running the UNIX System V based IRIX operating system. The company has been in steady decline for a long time now, and two years ago it put an end to its MIPS product line, favouring processors from Intel. Back to IRIX - it has many assets and good features (XFS, for instance), and the IRIX Interactive Desktop was certainly one of them. Sadly, it never properly made its way out of IRIX, but this is now being worked on, with the full support from SGI.
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RE: kinda cool
by itomato on Fri 10th Oct 2008 16:44 UTC in reply to "kinda cool"
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Keep in mind that this is mid-90's technology!

- Scalable, vector-based desktop icons
- Multimedia (read: Webcam, Audio and Video I/O (CDROMs are still neat-o, remember?)
- Standard X11 toolkit access (Motif) with all the 4dwm-specific stuff from SGI
- No CDE
- A comfortable UNIX Desktop environment (Circa 1994)

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It's no BeOS, and certainly no NeXTSTEP/Openstep, but Indigo Magic has it's "magic".

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