[rescue] SGI Irix

Nick B nick at pelagiris.org
Tue Nov 12 22:53:55 CST 2019

A version of the source, lacking video drivers, leaked at one point.  I
don't remember the exact version.

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 11:44 PM William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:27 PM Bill Dorsey <dorsey at lila.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm thinking of picking up some old SGI hardware, but only if I can
> > track down Irix source code somewhere.B  Anyone know one way or another?
> To the best of my knowledge, none of the Irix sources have ever turned
> up in the wild,
> legally or otherwise. If you have a project that absolutely needs OS
> source, you'll need to
> look at NetBSD and use an onboard framebuffer.
> But really, these days the best way to appreciate the glories of what
> was is by getting the
> best MIPS cpu(s) you can, as much ram as you can and load 6.5.30 and
> be done.  There
> are a few resources but Nekochan is gone and really that _was_ the
> IRIX community.
> OTOH, I'd love to be wrong about the above ;)
> Good luck with what you decide to do. I'm going to stick to playing
> with Alphastations. Got
> my eye on a DS10L baby server...
> > - Bill
> William
> --
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> like no-one is watching.
>                 Alex White
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