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: Irix
by stahbird on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:55 UTC

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

Wow, the experience at my company is the direct opposite.

Jim Clark reportedly used a bunch of SGI workstations to remotely control and navigate his 150 foot sailboat. I figure he knew something about their suitability for mission critical tasks.