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

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Fri May 7 11:54:53 CDT 2010

I miss the big iron sgi days too.  I have lots of sgi gear to get rid
of once I dig my way to the back of storage including a sweet deskside
Onyx that I got from Ethan in a round about way, but I will never part
with my indigo 2!


On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> I had at work, and every version of software we used- all dumped on a big
> share.
> Once I got that figured out, running a bunch of SGI boxes was the most fun
> 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,
> some OS pretending to be Unix.
> Then our Origin was replaced with no-name P4s on Infiniband.
> Then I left.
>> --
>> Jonathan Patschke | "There is more to life than increasing its speed."
>> Elgin, TX         |                                   --Mahatma Gandhi
>> USA               |
>> _______________________________________________
>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

More information about the rescue mailing list