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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Could SGI Help out with X?
by Christopher X on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:02 UTC

They've done a damn fine job porting over XFS (like Eugenia I too love it) and it seems with their recently Itanium/Linux/Numa demos that their interested in moving over to Linux (understandably they keep quiet about it to please their existing customers, but I see this move very likely) so now I'm wondering if they could lend their expertise to XFree86 and help it out in the performance/stability department. For what its worth on my hardware X is certainly faster then it used to be (good god is it ever) but I still see lots of room for improvement.