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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by tim hawkins - on Fri 20th May 2005 22:07 UTC

developed by SGI (formerly known as Silicon Graphics)

Perhaps he ment to say... 'Silicon Graphics Incorporated now simply calls itself SGI on many pages on it's website'

i dont think SGI cares about irix anymore. they sold all their valuable IP that would make the OS worth something. they'd kill it and use linux across the lines if they could make an extra dime.

they simply cannot market themselves well at all and no one wants to buy them out. Perhaps that's why they moved into IA-64 and linux. another company may want to buy out them out simply for their IA-64 line if their mips/irix lines were phased out. ah-ha!