Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 17:39 UTC
SGI and IRIX Silicon Graphics Inc. today issued a melancholy press release confirming that it has been kicked off the New York Stock Exchange, and will now trade as a 'penny stock'. SGI was the high-bandwidth, visualization-rich, media-savvy computer systems company that flourished in a decade when media pundits clamored for a winner in what they called 'the convergence space'. SGI obliged, and spared nothing - for a while its budgets were flush for R&D and fancy architecture. "Oh, SGI, we loved you and you screwed up. Bigtime."
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RE: They failed...
by chemical_scum on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 20:42 UTC in reply to "They failed..."
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They failed because they went Linux...

Wrong little MS astroturfing buddy. They failed because they went with Windows NT in the mid 90's after apppointing a MS backed saboteur as CEO, who had just left HP after nearly destroying UNIX there on behalf of his masters in Redmond. He went on to become a V.P. at MS but he was of little use to them there so they dispensed with him like a pair old dirty socks.

Linux was SGI's only hope after that mess

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