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SGI’s Unix variant fading into history September 10, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Uncategorized.

Silicon Graphics will phase out its Irix operating system and the MIPS chip-based computers the Unix variant runs on at the end of the year, 18 years after the once-vaunted computing company introduced the technology. “After nearly two decades of leading the world in innovation and versatility, the MIPS-Irix products will end their general availability on Dec. 29, 2006,” SGI said on its Web site. SGI will still sell some systems “through special arrangement only” after that, and support will last through at least December 2013, the company said.


My Thoughts, Sad day.  Irix was what the UNIX desktop should have been.  It was stable, innovative and a true standard as well as an inspiration.  Ubuntu is the pnly Linux distro that comes close to what IRIX was.



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