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: Bascule
by Marvin on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:24 UTC

> OpenWindows, for example, is rock solid.

I couldn't agree less. I loved the Suns we had at university for their mind-boggling stability, but only after I had found out how to remotely log in to a machine and kill the X server after it had freezed. It did so whenever I used Netscape 3, sometimes it freezed and had to be restarted several times in just a few hours.

On another note: could someone enlighten me on the special features that make XFS so desirable? Up to now, I thought the only differences between the Linux Filesystems were performance, stability and their journaling support...