[SunRescue] Speaking of SGI equipment...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 16 17:44:25 CST 1999
On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, David Cantrell (at home) wrote:
>> Irix takes a bit of getting used to if you're a BSD person...but it's
>> quite nice when you get used to it, and it's very, very fast.
>Takes a bit of getting used to *whoever* you are. It is nice though. For
>home use it's excellent, but for a production environment I'm not so sure.
>It's ... well, let's be charitable, and say that there's a lot more secure
Security is an attribute of a systems administrator, not an operating system.
I've run Irix in production just fine. I still prefer pretty much any BSD
>The GUI sucks too many cycles too, and I'm not brave enough to try removing
>it. I'm *certainly* not brave enough to try installing an OS I'm more
>familiar with, such as Linux, on my Indy.
What? The windowing system is X. Plain old X just like the X that runs on a
Linux box or a SPARC or anything else. The GUI is implemented with 4dwm, the
window manager. If you'd rather use a different window manager, it's no more
difficult to change that under Irix than it is under Linux.
Give it a shot...I'm running Enlightenment on one of my SGI systems. Took
all of five minutes to switch over after getting it built.
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