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 DLazlo on Sun 22nd May 2005 11:54 UTC

"I *do* use it, on my O2, so dont tell me i'm parading around here running down what I don't use."

So I guess it's still useful, huh.

"And if you think IRIX - the base OS, not the DE really does offer some benefit over Linux, *BSD or Solaris as a basis for a desktop workstation, perhaps you'd care to share that rather than mindlessly flaming?"

I agree with you, IRIX could benefit from lots of newer technology. I'll be one of the first to say that I'd love to have the benefits of USB on all my SGI's, Indigo thru Octane2. Unfortunately I don't, likely never will, and I live with it.

Now as to your "mindless flaming", I'm sorry if you took it so personel, as it wasn't intended as such.
Simply stated:
"I come here and to other sites to read and enjoy the benefits of other people's views and experiences on matters I either haven't yet or never will know firsthand, or to weigh their take on it against mine. Maybe I missed something they didn't or vise-versa. Quite often they present a whole new perspective on something to me. I'm still actively learning, and plan to continue so 'till I die or otherwise can't.

There lies the rub. Disscusion is great, but I get tired of wading thru drivel and mindless one-upsmanship that often does border on flaming! It ussually is done without presenting any related information of value, adds nothing that's going to help anyone, and makes a lot of people sit there longer waiting to get past it to find something worth reading.

Even presentation makes a difference. I run Solaris 9 (started with 8) and Debian on SPARC, but I've never run AIX, anything Power-related newer than a G3 (not really in the ballpark with newer/high end Power stuff), or even Solaris x86. There's a lot of info here, in between the "Oh yea's" and the "Sez who's". But some of it I could just go down to the playground and hear. I don't think I'm the only one here who feels that way a lot of the time.