Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website reports that SGI will completely abandon its MIPS processor architecture, including its operating system Irix, in favour of Linux-powered Itanium workstations. SGI used MIPS and Irix in its products for almost 20 years, and with this switch to Intel, yet another major (historically speaking, that is) company abandons its architecture for the more common Intel one.
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As the Highlander would say...
by twenex on Tue 5th Sep 2006 20:29 UTC
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"What kept them?" ;)

Seriously, as several people have said, this was obviously on the cards. IRIX hasn't had an update in *ages*.

For some nostalgia, you can make KDE look like an IRIX system if you go into the "Style," "Window Decorations" and "Colours" dialogue boxes and choose the right options.

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