Re: Future of SGI?



On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 10:54:25 GMT
Tristram Scott <tristram.scott@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Tony 'Nicoya' Mantler <nicoya@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > In article <1138746987.077118.6470@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > mapesdhs@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > : Meanwhile, Linux still doesn't feel particularly professional to me, and lacks the
> > : integrated, ease-of-use feel that I get in IRIX. Trying to set something up in Linux
> > : feels too much like I'm expected to get my hands dirty downloading all sorts of extra
> > : packages and dealing with dependencies; why should I have to do that?
> > 
> > I've been fairly happy with Debian. They've got pretty much every linux app in 
> > existence in their repository, with full automatic dependancy fetching etc. Just 
> > one command to install it and everything it needs. Keeping things up to date 
> > with the latest versions is just as easy and automatic.
> > 
> > It's certainly not the same experience as IRIX, but it's certainly very workable.
> > 
> > 
> 
> Solaris 'x86 is pretty good these days.  Virtually identical to Solaris on
> Sparc.  Excellent price (free) with development software also available
> free (Sun's compilers).  I think it has a lot more of a robust and well
> planned feel to it than Linux.  I still prefer IRIX, where everything seems
> to just work the way it should, but given that migration is now inevitable,
> I think Solaris is worthy of consideration.
> 
> -- 
> Dr Tristram J. Scott               
> Energy Consultant                  
> 
Meanwhile,

SGI has a New CEO Dennis McKenna, 
.