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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Same IRIX?
by anon on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 18:33 UTC

Have we been using the same IRIX package manager? It's probably the WORST system I have ever come across ever. If you are trying to install something be prepared to have all 8 (or how many they are) IRIX CDs handy because you can be pretty damned sure it's going to prompt you to get fed ALL of them even though the package is only on one CD.

And don't get me started on uninstalling packages. It's a complete nightmare. Remove one package and you get told that n other packages are dependant on this even though you managed to install the other packages without the package you are going to uninstall.

And unless you got about a gazillion dollars buying an SGI machine will get you shafted big time. You get a dog slow CPU, moderate 3D performance and expensive upgrades. Unless of course you are shopping for a 8+ NUMA machine then SGI is a good buy.