Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Oct 2008 22:32 UTC, submitted by Eric Masson
X11, Window Managers Most of you will be familiar with Silicon Graphics, Inc., once the proud leader in the graphics workstations market with their high-end MIPS workstations, running the UNIX System V based IRIX operating system. The company has been in steady decline for a long time now, and two years ago it put an end to its MIPS product line, favouring processors from Intel. Back to IRIX - it has many assets and good features (XFS, for instance), and the IRIX Interactive Desktop was certainly one of them. Sadly, it never properly made its way out of IRIX, but this is now being worked on, with the full support from SGI.
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by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 9th Oct 2008 04:50 UTC
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I am on the the same side of the fence as the others wondering what the fuss is all about.
Is someone serious/game enough to tell us all that a quad core machine will perform worse with the other hundred window managers like fluxbox/blackbox/wmaker etc that look similar and have similar goals? Would anyone tell the difference? Even on a P4?? There better be more to it than performance because nostalgia isn't going to cut it with me.

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by jptros on Thu 9th Oct 2008 12:10 in reply to "Yet another comment"
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For me it's not so much about the performance though that is important. Some folks like gnome, some folks like kde, some folks like tiling wm's and some folks like using a different *box window manager every few weeks. Me, I like CDE and the Indigo Magic desktop. I don't see a lot of fuss about it but a few of us geeks are excited about this project. I think this is really cool and I'm happy it's out there and supported by SGI. It also helps the Indigo Magic experience to live on and not die off with IRIX. And last but certainly not least, a little more variety and choice is always a good thing.

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