Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th May 2005 20:13 UTC
SGI and IRIX Can a proprietary Unix be a desktop OS that competes with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux desktops? Although it may lack the visual effects of OS X, and installation is tricky in parts, Irix is a stable desktop OS -- possibly because it runs only on SGI's own hardware. Read the rest at NewsForge.
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RE: I think it's kinda late for SGI
by Jon on Fri 20th May 2005 20:33 UTC

SGI has money, it doesn't need to be bought or rescued. You simply don't hear much from them anymore because they moved to a different market: US Army technologies. Trust me, the US Army pays them well to modify Linux for them and they have enough money to pay their bills. IRIX is the past for SGI, they don't care about it anymore, it's too old of an OS now anyway. Trying to modify IRIX and bring it up to speed will be a waste of time when there's already Solaris, FreeBSD or Linux freely available. It's over.