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: Brad C
by Ericson on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 16:20 UTC

Ultimately, X11 is a lousy protocol hindered legacy, and having applications handle redrawing events, especially by passing drawing commands over a socket, is stupid.

It is a network protocol, hence the reason for using a socket. This is the reason you can run programs on one machine and display the output on another. X11 isn't really that bad considering what it is doing.