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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X crashes (OpenWindows and Linux/NVidia)
by Jim on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 13:50 UTC

It is quite easy to crash OpenWindows (at least on Solaris 8). Telnet to a box running XFree86, export the display, run mozilla, and start browsing web sites. X will crash a few web sites later. Also, look at the memory usage. I know, I know, Sun will tell you that "Its not really using that much memory, it just looks like it in top." When your system runs out of memory, you will know they're not being honest. Of course, these problems may be limited to my SS20 w/ SX video running Solaris 8 (with all patches installed).

I also have stability problems with NVidia drivers in linux. Last night I crashed my X Server (and the machine with it) 3 times in 15 minutes. I'm going to have to wait for NVidia to come out with better drivers before I use MPlayer again (the best avi/mpg/wmv player for linux, BTW). I just like my 3D too much!