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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SGI rocks
by Anonymous on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 18:40 UTC

I have to agree with you, my old Indigo2 (195Mhz) feels at least as fast as my 700Mhz PIII, when using it as a desktop machine. Such machines may not do so well on the benchmarks, mem I/O and disk I/O any more, but...

The SGI MIPS/IRIX combination is really great, can't wait for their Ithanium/Linux combination. Hope they contribute even more of what they have done with IRIX to the Linux community.

I also highly recommend any OS freaks out there thinking of buying old used SGI system to play with, to do it, it's worth it!