Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 17:49 UTC
SGI and IRIX In the '90s, before MacOSX was released, if people were to reffer to a user-friendly Unix that looked cool at the time, that would have been SGI's 64-bit operating system for the MIPS processors, the IRIX. IRIX was first released in 1987, and by 1995 was already a highly respected UNIX, the first with immense multimedia capabilities! Check out our introduction and some screenshots of IRIX.
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the reason that SGI machines are so fast is
by Jeremy on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 18:20 UTC

that it takes a play right out of the Amiga, it has seperate processors for Grafics and sound, the CPUs realy do not do much work other than system stuff. that, and they have large bus bandwidth.