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 Sat 21st May 2005 05:13 UTC

Wha most people fail to realize is that when it comes to bandwidth the SGI workstations (and servers) totaly trash anything else on the market. The Tezro is the only workstation that I have ever heard of that can boast of being able to playback and edit Film 2k (approx. 2,000 x 2,000 resolution) footage at realtime. How many systems do you know of that can process 400+MB/sec dependably? According to Discreet, some of the SGI systems (Onyx I think) even allow them to edit 10 streams of 2k footage at one time. That's 4GB/sec. No, SGI systems stink at 3D rendering, but they make some kick'n video editing machines.

Just go to Discreet, only recently have they started porting their low end video apps to x86-64 linux.