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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Another SGI hacker horror story
by Hank on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 21:29 UTC

Along the lines of security issues with IRIX, at least back in the day. Another group in our university had an SGI system that was hacked. The hacker changed all passwords, including root. What a mess that made. The hackers into our system only setup porn e-mail spam servers. Eventually the computer services department at our school made us take the SGI off the network because we couldn't get it hack proof enough, and it didn't have regular sysadmins for monitoring.