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: power consumption
by gandalf on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 20:48 UTC

At least not as much as the VAX 8700 I had the pleasure to disasseble! They come with a 330W connector that in turn splits/transforms into six 220W power lines. It (just the transformer) had a fan of the size of a 17" monitor ...

The VAX itself was a 19" rack look-alike and was about 5 feet high ...