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 Kurt on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 14:19 UTC

So what really is new in the latest version? This review could have been written 5 years ago. I'm really not that excited about being able to run gnome or kde. I'd rather get work done.

Those old Octanes really screem with 2 procs and the mips pro compilers. SGI really knew how to do parallel processing.

As for uptime, if you get a machine setup right, it'll stay up for a LONG time. But, it definitely pays to be on a support contract if you are using an Onyx or Origin system... how many power supplies have I had sgi replace ;)