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 Chris on Fri 20th May 2005 23:39 UTC

Irix, like any other OS, is as useful as you make it. People still use Beos as their everyday OS and the Be, Inc, is now a memory. It all depends what you want to do. Want to surf? Irix has Konqueror, Mozilla and FireFox. Email? Kmail and Thunderbird. Gaim, OpenOffice, AbiWord. You can easily use Irix as your everyday os.