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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A New Hope
by Stack on Fri 20th May 2005 21:55 UTC

Atleast it looks like OpenBSD is working on SGI machines now. So far it's only the O2 and not everything works yet, but it's a promising start.

I'm not trying to flame, but IRIX just doesn't seem to have a large development community around it. SGI seems to have go to high-end linux systems.

Also, the default install of IRIX is _horridly_ insecure. Every service is turned on. Shadow passwords have to be turned on. If you're firewalled, you should be okay, but it still left me paranoid to see everything on like that.