[geeks] Speaking of SGI machines...
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue May 13 21:49:45 CDT 2003
On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 05:28:44PM -0400, Kurt Huhn wrote:
> If I found an inexpensive Origin 200 I'd use it as the primary
> fileserver in the house. But since I don't have one, everybody is
> responsible for their own file storage and each workstation has it's own
> bigass drive.
What is a good SGI and graphics combination to get for a decent
I found the O2 awfully slow, and some other SGIs with the low-end
graphics were bad.
For encryption speed, I'd be using GNUpg, ssh. That's really slow on my
Sun systems (old SS5's).
Basically, 3D editing, LaTeX, C and Perl programming (with lots of
windows open), Mozilla and elinks for web browsing, maybe OpenOffice now
and then, and things like reading PDF files, maps in TIFF format, and
some minor 2D graphics editing.
I have a now-obsolete Athlon K7 (the 512K cache slotA version), with
512MB of RAM and a 32MB nVidia GF2 graphics card. It's reasonably
speedy, but I hate PeeCees and would like to replace it.
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