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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Real Work
by Tim Swenson on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 15:48 UTC

> Anyone who thinks this is a good Unix has never actually
> used it for real, live work.

Bzzzzt. Wrong answer.

I used an R5K Indy for 4 years as my main desktop system. I worked just fine. Due to a memory leak I did have to reboot about once every 3-4 months, but other than that it worked great. Plus, by the time I got my Indy (in 1997) it was already considered an older system.

Tim