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: Apple shout buy em :D
by timh - on Sat 27th Nov 2004 07:10 UTC

Why? It costs a lot of money to maintain a userbase and integrate a totally different hardware archetecture into your product line. HP had a difficult time doing it and we saw what happend to the Alpha.

Yeah, Itanium was a horrible decision for SGI. IRIX, like many unix platforms were tied to specific hardware too. Should have ported it to x86 and others like sun did.. oh look sun's stock is up by liek 10%.. hmm..