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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I suppose IRIX is okay. I've ran IRIX as a desktop. It was okay. But I can get a far faster machine for about 1/10th the price buying a standard x86 machine.

I can also avoid vendor lock-in, and get a far richer variety of apps, with a standard PC.

But, whatever floats your boat.