A new version of the MaXX Desktop hasbeen released. We linked to the project almost two months ago, but the short of it is that it is a continuation of 5dwm.org and intends to bring the IRIX desktop to Linux. New features in this release include new xterm-330 with support for UTF-8 characters, SGI color schemes for GTK applications, a new console, new configuration files, SGI demos, as well as other small fixes.
And I’ll keep putting these in the otherwise entirely useless and defunct SGI database category.
I remember IRIX fondly. It was an amazing OS, especially for the time, but it definitely had its quirks.
Linux does a nice job of being an Irix these days I think. Irix was once high-end “realtime graphics”, and the linux kernel is now low-jitter enough to do this well. If you know how to tweak it. I remember 90hz timer, and renicing X (rather than realtime) was good. However it is still stuck in obscure gnu-land. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAP03GzKgPQ )