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 Anonymous on Fri 20th May 2005 22:52 UTC

I don't see the point really in reviewing an OS from 1998. While they have had periodical updates, it's really remained the same. Using IRIX takes a very particular type of user. The article says SGI is getting edged out of the graphics market, but that really happened in 2000. SGI is almost entirely a supercomputer developer. Their Tezro station ( http://www.sgi.com/products/workstations/tezro/ - sexy) is the end of the desktop IRIX machine.