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 walterbyrd on Mon 23rd May 2005 01:32 UTC

>>Both don't really have a concept.<<

But do UNIX users understand the concept of price/performance?

Sure, SGI stuff may be wonderful; but for 99% of computer users, it isn't worth the price. Especially since SGI/IRIX is so non-standard.

>>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 to<<

Really? Like what? Even if that is true, how many people really need it? Why pay 10X more for a computer that does stuff you don't need to do?

By the way: I've been an administrator for Linux, Windows, and several different UNIX's including IRIX.