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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i remember that
by jodie on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 03:33 UTC

at my job we used to run very large oil field simulations using sun machines, and sgi for visualisation. When all the required software(eclipse, isatis, geoframe, stars, isatis, etc) was available in windows, most users switched eventually to PC licenses, eliminating many of the sun machines and most of the sgi machines except for certain tasks. surprisingly, many people complained a lot about crashes under windows, etc, BUT people still prefered to run the simulator in their pcs simply because it was easier to set up a run and manipulate the results.