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: Right...
by Anonymous on Sat 21st May 2005 15:28 UTC

> No super processor from Fujitsu/SUN (sparc niagra) or IBM (cell), as long as they are not Longhorn compatible will change this.

Err, if you're talking about desktop than may be, but on the server side, especially on the high end, Windows is not much of a threat to Unix or Linux. Windows on severs will always belong on the extreme low end with Linux eating more and more into Windows. And BTW, you must be seriously delusional if you think that that Longhorn is the future of operating systems.