[SunRescue] Speaking of SGI equipment...

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu Dec 16 15:07:32 CST 1999

On Thu, Dec 16, 1999 at 01:58:51PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
>   I've had a Sun of one sort or another on my desk for the past eight years. 
>Until just recently, that is.  Now my desktop platform, at home and at work, is
> an Indigo2 (R4400/250, 128-192mb RAM) running Irix 6.5.
>  It consistently runs rings around my SS20/81s.  I'm a diehard Sun fanatic but
> these machines are simply TOO MUCH better to ignore them.  AMAZING graphics
>capabilities,great sound support, great SCSI performance, wonderfully fast CPU.
> If people are looking to put together such systems, I know a little bit about
> them and would be happy to help with questions and such.
>   I'm also running a ChallengeDM (4x R4400/250) and an Indy (R4400/150) here. 
> Great hardware.
>   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.
>                      -Dave McGuire

BTW, IMHO, SGI makes good hardware, and an OS that sucks goat balls.  I'd
love to see Linux on an Indigo2....


Bill Bradford   *   mrbill at mrbill.net    /   http://www.mrbill.net
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     -- What Yoda *meant* to say 

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