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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my take
by timh - on Sat 27th Nov 2004 07:05 UTC

The bad:
- Spun MIPS off into own business.. Failed to capotlized on the CPU built specifically for multi-cpu functions.. spun off other companies that were uncool, when you defragment like that it's dangerous.
- Sold off most of it's valueable IP to companies like Microsoft
- SiliconGraphics took most of its attention away from graphics and workstations and visualizations and moved toward super computers---completely insane if you ask me.
- Horrible Marketing

I think SGI will either get gobbled up by someone like sun microsystems or will just die. Nobody really wants SGI that I could think of.