[rescue] SGI Indigo2 & IRIX 6.5

Michael C. Vergallen mvergall at telenet.be
Mon Dec 1 07:16:28 CST 2008

Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 06:09:50AM +0100, Michael C. Vergallen wrote:
>> Care to expand why ? I'm interested in finding out why  ... Also I know  
>> not a lot about IRIX thats why this statement baffels me.
> A lot of it has to do with the fact that SGI was never really forthcoming
> about a lot of low-level hardware details, so (last I saw) you could run
> IRIX on some SGI hardware, but you were limited to console text and no GUI.
> As others have stated, SGI hardware was built to run IRIX, and IRIX was
> written to run well on SGI hardware.  
> Bill
So I was wrong to think that SGI + IRIX was used for mainly graphical 
work & visualisation then ?


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