[rescue] SGI files for bankruptcy
ethan at 757tech.net
Mon May 8 11:51:25 CDT 2006
> No, it's SGI's fault for...a number of reasons, including resting on
> their laurels instead of actually making some kind of attempt at
> keeping up with the rest of the industry. If they hadn't effectively
> abandoned IRIX and MIPS I'd still be using SGI hardware for all of my
> needs instead of going to Linux on my servers and desktop (though I
> recently made the switch to OSX on the desktop with my new Intel 20"
> iMac and my 17" MacBook Pro is arriving today according to
I was kidding.
Yes, IRIX has fallen behind, and there are many reasons why SGI has
failed while Sun has prospered.
It all comes down to one thing.
The logo change.
> I've got 2 Octanes, 3 Indy's, 1 O2, 2 Origin 200's, and other
> miscellaneous older stuff (Crimson, Indigo, etc) sitting up in my
> office that spends most of its time powered off now.
I'm right up there with ya... well, actually it's a matter of paying the
power bill for the Origin 2000 and Onyx/RE. I used to be a big SGI fanboy.
The last SGI machine to add to my collection will be a 3800.
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