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by vishnu
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: slice 'em and dice 'em
Replies: 41
Views: 1122

Re: slice 'em and dice 'em

I don't have Wildflower on my Octane, at work we have it on windows pc's, but all of our Suns are Sparcs, in fact I didn't know they had an x86 version for Slowlaris... :mrgreen:
by vishnu
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Shake pricing Mac/Linux?!
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Shake pricing Mac/Linux?!

Is that the latest rev that worked on Irix ?
I don't know if there's a version of Shake 4 for Irix or not, but Irix keyboard conventions are covered in the version 4 tutorials...
by vishnu
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Shake pricing Mac/Linux?!
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Shake pricing Mac/Linux?!

Apple's growth industry for the new millennium; port Mac software to Linux and price it times 10... :mrgreen:
by vishnu
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Pixar Image Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: Pixar Image Computer

Holy crap! Seeing all those through-hole chips makes me just as happy as if I were in my right mind... 8-)
by vishnu
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: slice 'em and dice 'em
Replies: 41
Views: 1122

Re: slice 'em and dice 'em

Well now that we've got the language tabs crisis resolved, let's return to the flame war... :mrgreen: I happen to be the proud owner of both a Sun Blade 2500 and an Octane2, and when it comes to (both 2d and 3d) graphics performance, the Octane2 wins hands down. At 1600x1200, the Sun lags just dragg...
by vishnu
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Shake pricing Mac/Linux?!
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Shake pricing Mac/Linux?!

Sorry if this topic has already been raised; I did do a search and it hasn't for at least the last year or so... Can Apple really be serious? Shake 4.1 is $499 for the Mac and $4999 for Linux? I mean, for the same price you can buy Shake and a Mac... :lol: Not that I'm upgrading, Shake 3.6 goes like...
by vishnu
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Can you get an Octane to work like a Multimedia PC?
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: Can you get an Octane to work like a Multimedia PC?

The software that's available for doing video/audio on the Octane might not be as whiz-bang as the latest and greatest for Mac or Windows, but IMO they are still fully capable: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/dynaweb_docs/hdwr/SGI_EndUser/books/OCTANEPV_IG/sgi_html/figures/apanel.gif
by vishnu
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: IRIX for x86 and the 700MHz O2 (No Joke)
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: IRIX for x86 and the 700MHz O2 (No Joke)

Words like: hacker, haking, hacked... are used many times in this page... It doesn't sound serious. Well, I would only mention that I have worked on some software projects that (the company) took as seriously as a heart attack, but we (the programmers) never referred to them as anything other than ...
by vishnu
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Linux Killed SGI
Replies: 62
Views: 1671

Re: Linux Killed SGI

SGI had too much inertia. Jim Clark was practically banging his fist on the desk at board meetings, and though I'm sure he was heard, what the board and McCracken wanted was new life to be breathed into their existing business model, the model where SGI sat at the top of the pyramid and was admired ...
by vishnu
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Mirroring Techpubs Docs
Replies: 36
Views: 4178

Re: Mirroring Techpubs Docs

deBug wrote:I intend to keep this server up for a long time so there is no need for you to download it all from it :-)
Extraordinary... You guys are the BEST! :mrgreen:
by vishnu
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Linux Killed SGI
Replies: 62
Views: 1671

Re: Linux Killed SGI

...pride killed SGI.
Especially their hoity-toity refusal to enter the PC graphics adapter business. Steve Jobs coined the phrase "insanely great" for Apple's best innovations, well, SGI rates insanely stupid for that particular non-maneuver...
by vishnu
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Linux Killed SGI
Replies: 62
Views: 1671

Re: Linux Killed SGI

The amazing thing is that SGI managed to hang in there as long as they did. Jim Clark began worrying about competition from commodity hardware in 1990, and he left the company in 1994 when the the board and CEO Ed McCracken refused to let him do anything about it. SGI was still comfortable then, but...
by vishnu
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Questions about Fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Questions about Fuel

At the risk of being a devil's advocate, I'd like to point out that even though Gnome is a great project it can barely compile on an Intel with gcc, and the list of library dependencies is monumental, few of which have been ported to SGI/mips/MIPSPro, so basically, unless you've got more free time t...
by vishnu
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI hardware in movies
Replies: 256
Views: 31071

Re: SGI hardware in movies

Silicon Graphics provided 3D graphics workstations with a value of nearly one million dollars to Amblin Entertainment, and technical assistance over a four-month period. These systems included four Indigo(tm) RISC PCs, seven Indigo Elan(tm) workstations, two IRIS(r) 4D/440 VGXT graphics workstation...
by vishnu
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: houdini 6.5 irix
Replies: 36
Views: 12829

Re: houdini 6.5 irix

Doing a text search on sidefx's website for "Irix", the most recent hit is from a press release dated 2002. Time to dust off my copy of "Blender for Dummies"... :mrgreen:

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