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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re: SGI ogl toolkits
by bile on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 14:46 UTC

Would that "higher level toolkit" happen to be Performer? If so I feel your pain, as a former admin on a system using it for 3D simulation (on a bunch of Indigo2's to be spesific).

no... World Tool Kit... it's an ok toolkit... but it's damn big and we dont come close to using its full abilities. It makes the ogl programming soooo much easier... but being a low level programmer originally... it's impossible to optimize this code for speed or size and it's so frustrating.