Wired running SGI Article

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 00:25:14 2004

>One of these days I will have to check out an old SGI to see what the fuss
>was about.

I have two o2's, one of them is a lowly R5000 180Mhz system (the more
pathetic of the two 180Mhz models) with 160MB RAM. This system can
handle *HEAVY* loads more gracefully than any other system I've use,
and X-Windows is unbelievably smooth, even under these heavy loads.
The other is an R12000 270Mhz system, and even better :^)

What I really want one of these days is a nice Dual Processor Octane
with R12000 CPU's. What I'd really like is a nice new Quad Processor
R16000A-based Tezro, but there is no way I can afford a brand new SGI

BTW, I really wish Mac OS X or Linux were half as "smooth" as Irix!
I've gotten a "beachball" twice on my dual 2Ghz G5 while typing this
email thanks to what I have running in the background.


| Zane H. Healy                    | UNIX Systems Administrator |
| healyzh_at_aracnet.com (primary)    | OpenVMS Enthusiast         |
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Received on Sat Nov 27 2004 - 00:25:14 GMT

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