Wired running SGI Article

From: Teo Zenios <teoz_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 00:36:01 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: Wired running SGI Article

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

A few of the 68K Mac loving people I talk to on IRC have been getting into
older SGI machines (Origins and older Indy). So is the Dual G5 worth the
cash? While I like older 68K Nubus Macs, anything from the PPC generation
and beyond never interested me (except for a 7500 PCI powermac I needed to
run a Videovision Telecast Setup).
Received on Sat Nov 27 2004 - 00:36:01 GMT

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