[rescue] looking for SGI system, cheap

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 27 14:57:56 CST 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 13:17:21 -0500, Sheldon T. Hall  
<shel at tandem.artell.net> wrote:

> Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 writes ...
>> On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 12:56, fugi wrote:
>> > I have an Indy, but it's a bit slow, still sitting around with no
>> > HD. if anyone has a better SGI system in or around the austin tx
>> > area, let me know. trying to keep it under $200
>> You be able to easily find either an O2 or at least an
>> R10k-based, "Purple" Indigo2 with decent graphics for that price.
> I really like my R10K Purple I2 ... it's reasonably fast for most tasks,  
> and
> it mostly Just Works.
> The primary exception to the "reasonably fast" statement is web browsing;
> all the browsers I've tried are excruciatingly slow to load, and have  
> pretty
> dismal page-rendering speeds, too.
> Other than that, though, it's pretty dam' nice.

I use Opera on my Ultra 2 in favor of the built-in Mozilla browser in  
Solaris 10.  It's quite a bit faster on initial load and page rendering.   
Unfortunately, the only exotic ports of Opera that I see are Solaris  
Sparc, Linux Sparc, Linux PowerPC, QNX, OS/2, FreeBSD i386, and BeOS.   
This doesn't help much if you're looking for Irix on MIPS R10K.

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