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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SGI and security
by gandalf on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:57 UTC

SGI's IRIX was a very nice system to develop and run OpenGL applications on it, and it also offered unique features like
XFS and full multithreading throughout the whole OS (no other OS i'm aware of, even not BeOS).
But security? The best way to secure your pool of SGI machines is NOT to connect them to the intra/internet at all. Ever tried to keep up with the security patches? And even the latest security patches didn't fix the well-known bugs that everybody exploited. A X-Server that didn't ship with Authetication so that everybody could connect to your X-Session? And everybody logged into your machine remotely can eg. change the volume and play mp3 even YOU are using the console? Just some thoughts ...