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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O2 as a workstation
by Peter van Dijk on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 19:01 UTC

As opposed to your thoughts in the article, I have been using
an Indy (or 2 at times, x2x rocks ;) as (a) workstation(s) for years. Nowadays I have an O2 (R5000-180, 128meg, IRIX 6.5.9) as my main workstation with x2x to an indy (R4000-100, 64meg, IRIX 6.2). I can only say it rocks. I *love* 4Dwm, and tardist is quite okay if you get the hang of it. It's not apt, I admit, but it sure does a better job than rpm. If you ask me it is similar in userfriendliness to the FreeBSD ports system.

I got an indigo (R3000) yesterday to play with (more toys!), and tonight I'll be helping my girlfriend set up her Indy (R4600-100, 64meg, IRIX 6.2) so she can experience a REAL unix.

I can only say it's too bad IRIX and SGI aren't that popular anymore - I sure hope they will keep developing IRIX. The only thing I really miss in IRIX is IPv6..