Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by MatzeLoCal
SGI and IRIX German technology website Heise.de 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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Collectors Items
by stack on Tue 5th Sep 2006 20:43 UTC
stack
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2005-07-06

I guess this makes my O2's and my Octane collectors items.

Just an FYI, OpenBSD runs very well on an O2.

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RE: Collectors Items
by Ronald Vos on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:44 in reply to "Collectors Items"
Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess this makes my O2's and my Octane collectors items.

They already are actually. But it depends on periferals. If you got for example 2 GB mem and extra V12 graphics hardware, you can get 1200+ euro for one. Otherwise they go as low as 100 euro.

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