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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Stability and uptime...
by Frank on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 15:09 UTC

Built a NOC for a large ISP in 1997. All SGI machines. Had 8x Origin 2000 and 4 1x O2 machines. Ran the Origin for over a year without a crash. Hardware failure (power supply) caused it. Not the OS. Ran one of the O2s for 14 months without rebooting. WOW! Now that is a stable OS.

My wishlist? Give me a dual processor O2 running 6.5.x and the world is my oyster!