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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oh well
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 5th Sep 2006 20:56 UTC
MamiyaOtaru
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2005-11-11

Just goes to show, if Linux is gaining any ground, it is mostly at the expense of Unix. Like the Greek gods, the son replaces the father. Perhaps ReactOS will will fare better as a Windows replacement.

Not to say no one switches from Windows to Linux (I did for one) but it's just taken more seriously as a server OS right now, with which its price, sets it up to slowly replace its inspiration. I've mixed feelings there, I wouldn't have tried out a Unix-like environment without Linux and I never had a stake in Unix, emotionally or otherwise, but it's somehow a shame each time a branch thereof fades out.

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v RE: oh well
by LinuxRocks on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:24 in reply to "oh well"
RE[2]: oh well
by czubin on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:33 in reply to "RE: oh well"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

lol
to displace windows market share it needs to be a windows computer to start with and not unix ;)

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