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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by Anonymous on Sat 27th Nov 2004 03:20 UTC

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Linux will kill IRIX when I can run it on my Indigo2 with full video support, thank you."

claims like this never make sense in the real industry. there is NEVER a single feature that keeps one product competitive. so it can be just that one indigo2 video support keeping people in irix or whatever.

its usually a good set of important features or legacy. so if irix is alive then its means it has more than just this stupid indigo thingy going for it. got that?