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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Re: Brad C
by Bascule on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 18:48 UTC

like we have been saying all along...X is not the problem, it's lack of GOOD drivers

SGI has done an extensive amount of work as far as refactoring the operation of their display server on local systems while still retaining X11 compatibility.

Ultimately, X11 is a lousy protocol hindered legacy, and having applications handle redrawing events, especially by passing drawing commands over a socket, is stupid.

and XFree86 isn't the best X server...it's just free!

Yes, free and crashy. XFree is one of the few X servers I've ever seen crash. OpenWindows, for example, is rock solid. Seems like half of what's in xscreensaver is enough to crash XFree.