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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serious math intensive stuff
by Anonymous on Mon 23rd May 2005 03:33 UTC

Funny, a few years ago, someone told me that the MIPS processors can do maths faster than the Alphas, PPC, x86...

I then looked at many of the benchmarks with him, and the MIPS was not even at the top 5 or 6 for many benchmarks.

I then asked him to show me a benchmark that the MIPS processors beat the ALphas/PPC, and he couldn't show any ;)

Too many people say: "Yeah, SGI workstations/servers/... are nice but nobody knows that". In fact, I am still wondering if the SGI employees started the FUD first!