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Best Unix?

I think I'm the only person on the list that will come to IRIX's
defense.  I like it, it takes a bit of time to lock it down and get it
running, but it runs well once it is.  I have had several SGI's, I had an
O2 and I currently run an Octane.  The Octane I have is rather old running
an R10K 200 proc with 512MB of ram but the machine is still quick.  I run
a SUN blade as a server and its looking like it will be replaced by the
Octane.  I like XFS alot more than the Sun file system for starters.  If
it looses power it comes back to life alot easier than the sun.  Its just
as stable, if not more so, than anyother UNIX I have used.  My little SGI
will run forever.  SGI played a few games with the bus on the Octane, I
don't recall an exact number but I think its around 4.2gigabytes a second
or something insanely high.  For me, thats all I really need for most of
my computers.  As long as their stable, run a few apps I need, and are
tight I'm a happy camper.

Thats all I have for IRIX.....

I like it. I also like Solaris, Tru64, OpenBSD, and Linux in no particuar
order.  What can I say, I like to be a bit different.


On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Jim Long wrote:

> Re: Best Unix?
> Anthony J. Gabrielson wrote: agabriel at>
> >  Don't forget about IRIX.  I kind of like IRIX.
> I am wondering what features you like. Jerry said Solaris is not 
> the best UNIX out there. What makes your favorite better? I would 
> like to hear from Linux and BSD proponents too.
> I did a Google search to find out what IRIX is. IRIX runs on SGI 
> workstations and servers. SGI is known for high performance 
> advanced graphics. Clustering and High-Availability options are 
> available, as are a number of graphics packages including Photoshop 
> and industrial design packages. The Interactive Desktop environment 
> is supposed to make setting up and using your SGI easier. Xinet 
> Macintosh connectivity products provide File and printer sharing 
> between SGI and Macintosh.
> I also looked up Jerry's favorite, Tru64. They claim Tru64 is the
> fastest thing on Alpha, has "the best clustering technology in the 
> industry", is the "most scalable, powerful and available operating 
> system on the market", is easy to manage and has the best compatability with Windows and Linux workstations.
> Other people have said Mac OS X is the best Unix for the workstation. It is built on BSD. Does anyone know if Apple is 
> giving back to the free software community. Also, as commercial 
> applications become available for native OS X what are the chances 
> that we will see those same applications available on x86 based BSD
> or Linux?
> Jim Long
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