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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>Of course, SGI has tweaked their X server to fully >"understand" and support OpenGL and multiple overlays, but >this is something that the other Unices haven't mastered >yet (with only exception this of the pretty recent MacOSX, >which however is not based on X11).

I belive that MACOSX is based on X11. The window manager, not... but all X are based on X11. By example Xfree is based on X11.
I doesn't know MACOSX, but I suppose that e.g Aqua runs
above X11.

Solaris from Sun, also has applications with OpenGl. Sun is
winnig to SGI a lot of its market of small-medium graphic stations , cad..etc.