Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Nov 2004 19:57 UTC, submitted by Dave Finger
SGI and IRIX The company is Silicon Graphics Incorporated, or SGI, which once was famous for its high-powered graphics and 3-D workstations but has fallen on hard times of late. SGI now focuses on supercomputers, but there's a tiny coterie of fans dedicated to keeping the company's aging but high-powered workstations alive. On a similar note, the every-three-months maintaince release of Irix is 3 months late.
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Re:The World Has Spoken
by Anonymous on Fri 26th Nov 2004 22:44 UTC

The world has spoken by standaridizing on powerful, easy to use and internet-enabled Windows XP. Linux will be the next causalty of this great business standardization and move forward. I welcome new internet technologies possible by increased collaboration and communciation between standard software.


Explain to me how the "World has Spoken?" Did all the world leaders get together and vow to deter the growth of Linux, as it is the fastest growing OS in the world. And explain to me how WinXP is standardization...unless of course your referring to Microsoft's standards...then you are entirely right. Internet Explorer, a major part of WinXP, is a prime example of Microsoft setting its own standards and saying to hell with everyone else. But...if you want Windows to come out in the end the only viable choice (and if this is the case a very expensive choice at that when there is no competition....hope you have lots of money). If you were intelligent you would want Linux to give MS a run for its money...as prices will fall. Competition is a good thing, I don't know why people can't seem to comprehend that one simple little thing.