[SunRescue] Re: Speaking of SGI equipment...
sammy at oh.verio.com
Thu Dec 16 16:11:28 CST 1999
On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, David Champion wrote:
> Linux, etc., so of course I would.</flamebait> After using Solaris a
> few years, I found I couldn't stand dealing with all the wacko,
> cokeheaded eccentricities of IRIX and the SGI hardware. They made me
> very angry, with regularity. Software that worked everywhere else with
> no special mods took weird --not hard, just bizarre -- patches for
> IRIX; strange things would happen on SCSI busses for no obvious reason,
> driveers would fail, patch, work, fail, patch, work, then be obsoleted
> on one piece of hardware by one OS release and by another OS release
> for another pience of hardware. XFS didn't work right for years. I'm
> trying not to write a full list of IRIX's flaws.
> I haven't been using IRIX for about 6 months now. I miss it. I really
> miss it. It was a lot of fun. I will be greatly saddened when SGI go
> under, but I can say they're getting what they deserve.
Such comments reminde me strongly of NeXTstep... The most painful OS to
maintain I've ever loved.... (but the hardware... designed by crack
fiends, I swear...)
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