Linked by Swami Gattas on Wed 16th Feb 2005 22:05 UTC
SGI and IRIX reports the immediate release of Maya 6.5, an award winning professional grade 3D Suite and a major part of the IRIX culture. Of interest is that this release marks the final release of the once SGI-owned software for Irix. It is sad to see the OS lose support as SGI has shifted focus to Linux.
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freeing Irix?
by Tom24 on Thu 17th Feb 2005 16:26 UTC

Another good idea, is make Irix open. Sgi got the reputation SUN doesn't have.
It would be great if FreeSystems could use Irix technology after sgi dropped Irix.

But a port to PPC would be great, and a port to AMD64 would have it's disadvantages, but i think there could be money for sgi. AMD made the x86 ISA live longer than Intel wanted it too, i can't say i like that, but the only mainstream solution we have is ppc, however x86 got so much legacy that a role switch ppc<==>x86 isn't thinkable.