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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RE: oh well
by LinuxRocks on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:24 UTC in reply to "oh well"
LinuxRocks
Member since:
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."


Well, here is one thing to think about; as Linux is displacing mostly Unix on servers, and, apperently workstations now, it is also displacing Windows because Gates isn't getting the Unix business... Linux is ;)

So, in the grand scheme of things, Linux is displacing BOTH operating systems...

Linux is just EVERYWHERE... World domination is already here ... Muahahahhaha

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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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