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 madcrow on Thu 9th Oct 2008 13:50 UTC
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Looks like a good alternative for people who want something the looks good but uses very low resources. I hope that they eventually switch to a more standard licsense that allows for use on systems other than x86 Linux and that they stop distributing stuff with binary blobs and go "all open" but as it stands, it's a pretty good thing.

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by tbcpp on Thu 9th Oct 2008 13:52 in reply to "Cool..."
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That's a restriction from SGI. Eric was only able to do this project and not get sued because he got permission from SGI first. They (for what reason I don't know) put these restrictions on him.

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