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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by elemur on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 13:46 UTC

Irix has long been a good OS.. I used to run servers (Crimson's and Challenge XL's) that would support 250+ users concurrently logged in. (Non graphical sessions obviously) But then, I had a few Challenge S server's driving NFS to 50-75 desktop servers, and to the multi-user login machines without a problem.* When they made XFS standard, it really solidified the filesystem base. It makes me want to re-install my O2 and get it working again.. almost.

* Ok.. Actually, the FDDI drivers could be a nightmare, but fast ethernet was much easier to manage when it became more widespread. ATM was ok as well, but it was sort of flaky, though that was Fore system's I guess.