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by foetz
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI IRIX tape drive compatibility questions
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: SGI IRIX tape drive compatibility questions

not all drives work by default. i remember we had a comprehensive thread about that with all kinds of hints including some hacking :P
by foetz
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Putting the C8000 to good use?
Replies: 48
Views: 3123

Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

It's one thing to drop support as far as updates go, but actually removing access to older builds for older systems is just obscene, especially since it's blocked from being mirrored on archive.org. true, apparently stupid moves do happen which is why it's always a good idea not to rely on others w...
by foetz
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Putting the C8000 to good use?
Replies: 48
Views: 3123

Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

well it's still by far the best maintained freeware. dropping old systems' support after some years can have a number of reasons but usually is a normal development.
for them this is serious and not a service for retro fans.
by foetz
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: [Review] ELECTROGIG 3DGO
Replies: 30
Views: 2281

Re: [Review] ELECTROGIG 3DGO

much thanks for the info Mad-Axeman. always priceless to get some first hand insider info :-)
by foetz
Mon May 29, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX 6.5.15m and upgrading
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: IRIX 6.5.15m and upgrading

mmm I did initialize the disk using the graphical disk manager (aka there's a label)... but now I'm not sure if I did partition it for low level stuff your best bet always is the terminal. here's how you prepare a disk as system disk: # fx -x fx version 6.5, Oct 6, 2003 fx: "device-name" ...
by foetz
Tue May 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: James Bond…
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: James Bond…

although not my favorite he was the most classy one. not only as bond btw
by foetz
Tue May 16, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Photoshop 3.0.1
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Installing Photoshop 3.0.1

hamei invested quite some effort to bring that back into 6.5.30. you might wanna try the search
by foetz
Sat May 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: End of the line for Itanium
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: End of the line for Itanium

indeed very unlikely. even more so since they're now offering linux containers for hpux.
nice however that intel announced optane for hpux nevertheless :-)
by foetz
Fri May 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: End of the line for Itanium
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: End of the line for Itanium

HP was looking to replace its aging PA-RISC with a modern 64-bit server chip that could run legacy OSes like Unix.

always a pleasure to read articles written by n00bs :P
by foetz
Thu May 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: CPU catch-up - modern software on a 2.5GHz MIPS CPU useable?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: CPU catch-up - modern software on a 2.5GHz MIPS CPU useable?

MIPS was outperformed by Alpha and PA-RISC in it's days so it's not like it was a speed daemon to begin with mips was pretty much on par with pa which both lost to the alpha on int but their fp was really good and could actually beat the alpha in certain cases. either way even if you put mips below...
by foetz
Tue May 09, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Why can't we sell/trade original commercial software?
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: Why can't we sell/trade original commercial software?

Part of the issue is that a lot of software licenses do state that they aren't transferable. Not all of course, but plenty do mention it. Hence with such software, even though you've bought a legal license, it can be illegal to re-sell it. that also depends on the country to some extend. in germany...
by foetz
Tue May 09, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: CorelDraw
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: CorelDraw

that was quite common for irix 5 stuff. legacy apps from irix 4 that needed no changes were just kept.
by foetz
Sat May 06, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: NASA recruiting US citizens for SGI Pleiades cluster FORTRAN code speedup challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: NASA recruiting US citizens for SGI Pleiades cluster FORTRAN code speedup challenge

dexter1 wrote:prize money of USD 55.000 is a damn cheap crowdfundingly steal

the us government had similar "challenges" not so long ago and the prize money there was not much more. compared to their budget it's a joke
by foetz
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Timezone settings do not persist after rebooting
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Timezone settings do not persist after rebooting

maybe you hit a bug. 6.3 was the first irix for the o2 and only ran there. do you have some patches installed?
in doubt you can get some from the nekochan ftp: ftp.nekochan.net/pub/irix/Patches/IRIX_6.3/

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