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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Math is hard
by hylas on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:36 UTC

Irix was/is elegant and powerful, even today.
(Maya was unbelivable and hard, I never mastered it)
My former SGI was probably the the best computer I ever owned (whoops, *leased*).
Someone earlier talked about installing/uninstalling, HEY, it ain't Windows.
Unless your "THE Guru" don't muck with it.
They are made for Operators and Gurus - two distinct camps.
"Math is hard" ;-)
There lies a whole industry for just this.
Yes, they're touchy. But then so is a Cray.
I have to say one thing, trying to *buy* one (used with all licenses intact) is a nightmare.
But what a machine!