[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Fri May 7 11:47:46 CDT 2010

> Same here.  Every new generation of hardware was novel and impressive, the
> OS was rock-solid, and Indigo Magic was the nicest desktop around before
> OS X matured.

I love my Macs, but OS X has none of the charm Indigo Magic had. I concede
that OS X is IMD's replacement for the best desktop throne though.

>> No joke, it actually torments me quite frequently that their that
>> platform is gone forever, and there is now a Dell box under my desk.
> At least you'll never have to get into a wrestling match with inst again.

Hahahaha. I had that one mostly figured out. Every version of every Irix os CD
I had at work, and every version of software we used- all dumped on a big NFS

Once I got that figured out, running a bunch of SGI boxes was the most fun I
ever had with computers.

Then, the workstations started to disappear and these ugly, grossly-curved,
cheap grey-and-black things from Round Rock Texas started showing up, running
some OS pretending to be Unix.

Then our Origin was replaced with no-name P4s on Infiniband.

Then I left.

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