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: Alvin
by Anonymous on Mon 23rd May 2005 03:13 UTC

Yeah, like what 'serious math intensive stuff'?

What can a MIPS CPU do faster than an x86 or PowerPC CPU?

I can appreciate the extra memory bandwith available with SGI's workstations, but outside HDTV, what do SGIs do faster and better than the cheaper solutions?

Especially, I'm interested in the 'serious math intensive stuff' - what are you talking about?