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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Why have Linux/Windows users discuss Unix?
by Alvin on Sun 22nd May 2005 13:09 UTC

Both don't really have a concept.

Irix and the SGI machines are used to some serious math intensive work, stuff that your run of the mill X86 no matter how fast, cannot touch.

The older boxes make nice machines to play around with, you would be impressed with what SGI did back in the 90s. You could get an Indy for $100

If you are really into computers and not a specific religion (Linux/Windows), the $100 bux will get you a nice experience. Go back to the past and see how far we have come.