Home > SGI and IRIX > SGI IRIX 6.5.15 Released SGI IRIX 6.5.15 Released Submitted by dege 2002-02-20 SGI and IRIX 7 Comments SGI has released a new update to their IRIX operating system, 6.5.15. Several bugfixes as well as new features are contained in this release which can be found here. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2002-02-20 9:51 pm Cool! I want a SGI machine, but I think I would rather get a mac first… 2002-02-20 9:53 pm Don’t you wish you had an SGI Origin? ciao yc 2002-02-20 11:02 pm If you dont want a Fuel or better SGI’s can be fairly affordable. A used O2 or indigo^2 R10k can be had for $1000 or less. If u dont mind slower machines, an R4400 indigo^2 can be had for less than $500. They’ll work fine for messing around with irix. I have 2 indigo^2’s in my office, one R10k and one R4400. Total cost including 21 in SGI monitors, and DAT drive….less than $900. You can pooh pooh the old hardware but its these types of boxes that did all the great effects from movies in the late 90’s. 2002-02-21 12:15 am SGI boxes as old as the 1992 Indigo R4000 can run the very latest versions of IRIX, including this release. IRIX is backward compatible down to the R4000 chipset. Shmegglefurt: It is hard for me to believe that an R10000 machine can be had so cheaply. R10000 isn’t all that old yet. I know that the R4000 and R4400 Indigo boxes go for dirt-cheap now though, and they are terrific machines. In 1992, the Indigo’s list price was $32,000. 2002-02-21 8:44 am Actually Zardoz, I bought my Indigo^2 R10k Solid Impact barebone from a refurbished SGI retailer for $250. The total cost complete with 160Mb RAM, 9Gb disk and a 17″ SGI monitor has come to $400 after purchasing RAM off Ebay. Refurbished SGI is really affordable and great machines. 2002-02-21 8:55 am SGI can try to make X11 suck as least as possible, but it’s still X11. Save your money 2002-02-22 8:56 pm can you say IRIX XP?