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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SGI lives on with NetBSD
by Anonymous on Sat 27th Nov 2004 00:47 UTC

Some NetBSD hooligans are keeping old SGI kit alive with recent ports to the Indigo R4k, R3k and Personal Iris machines.

They're nowhere near IRIX in the a/v department, and likely will never be for lack of documentation, but it's interesting to run a very modern OS on a 15-year old SGI box.