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's Irix
by Hank on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:41 UTC

the only Unix operating system you have to reboot more than Windows.

Wow, the experience at my company is the direct opposite. In fact the only time any of our UNIX boxes even go down ever are:

1. Upgrading system software
2. Switching operating systems
3. Power failures

A lot of those systems are used rather heavily too. I have an O2 on my desk running IRIX 6.5, and pushing it's limits too, and I've never had a system crash.