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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We have sold a lot of SGI servers and they are the most stable servers ever. They never crash and the desktop environment is brilliant. The Toolchest is neat and does not clutter the desktop area.

Aslo, if having X11 installed on an macosX or linux box you can open the toolchest in another computer and remotely use the server.

Stable, stable and stable, that is all i have to say. Also, these servers do what they are told, they only work.


It is an shame to see that Irix is not ported to another platform (x86_64 for example) because it would rock.Not everyone likes the cluttered KDE/GNOME desktop Environments.