[rescue] SGI files for bankruptcy

Ethan O'Toole 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
> FedEx.com!).

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.

(Kidding, again).

> 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.
> Caleb

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.

				- E

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