Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Feb 2003 08:05 UTC
SGI and IRIX "A long time ago, in an economy far, far away, computer manufacturer Silicon Graphics Inc. was a powerful force. Hollywood studios courted its executives. They spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the company's colorful and whimsically named machines - "Indigo," "Crimson" and "Onyx," among others. [...] Not anymore. Consumed by its own ambition and wounded by the surging popularity of the free Linux operating system, SGI has lost its star power in Hollywood." Read the article at NewsObserver by P.J. Huffstutter.
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a quote from the article sums it up best
by offtangent on Wed 26th Feb 2003 08:32 UTC

"..the company whose machines gave birth to the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park" is fighting to avoid its own extinction"

SGI machines are being replaced in research environments as well. In our own lab, most people prefer working with PCs running linux than the SGI machines except for some software that is SGI-only.