Dragongolfer wrote:Hi so I just got my hands on a SC072 and its pretty cool. Im having a lot of fun with it. But I was thinking since it has mips processors would it be possible to modify irix to run on it? Any thoughts?
If you were SGI it would be feasible but otherwise, a LOT of work and some lucky black magic. You'd be better off doing something like the Maxx Desktop.
Since the real advantage of Irix is the close integration of the software and hardware, you're not really missing much by the loss of Irix on other hardware. Irix isn't magic, it just works very well on a certain constrained selection of hardware.
What could be really
interesting would be to join Porter's SOM kit with Maxx Desktop. A truly object-oriented 4Dwm desktop on top of Linux/FreeBSD/whatever would be great. The Workplace Shell is killer, best desktop architecture ever designed.