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: SGI? no thanks...
by walterbyrd on Sat 21st May 2005 12:32 UTC

>>The only interesting technology is XFS/CXFS, but let's not forget that it was an SGI developer who copied code from the original Unix source to the Linux kernel, and SCO showed that piece of code in the US court. <<

Wrong. Nothing in original UNIX source code was copied into Linux. Scox was ordered *twice* by the court to reveal whatever code scox thought was infringing, and scox failed to reveal even one line of infringing code, both times. All of scox's many lawsuits are a complete joke to anybody who knows beans about it.

The SGI case was one of many PR stunts scox has pulled to "prove" their laughable assertions. Scox had a huge hissy-fit about a small amount of old obsolete code. SGI felt scox was wrong, but SGI figured it easier to simply remove the code that scox was all upset about, rather than fight scox over it. Of course, scox then used that as "proof" that their code was stolen. BTW: you will *never* see scox present this kind of "proof" to the courts, onto the public.