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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re: Irix
by Ian on Sat 21st May 2005 07:14 UTC

I used to run both a Sun (Sparc5/Ultra5, Sol 2.6) and an SGI (Ingido R3000 Irix 5?) as my primary desktop machines. I had a Mac SE30 as well (window$ via wabi under solaris). Irix was one of the best operating systems I ever used - stable, easy to use, configure (sometimes better than Solaris). In the end I ended up at home using a Sparc 1 as the file and application server and the Indigo as the main workstation mounting the Sun over NFS. Great times!

Now I have Linux, but still things don't feel as good as the old Solaris/CDE and Irix days....