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Re: [gopher] dust off your SGI workstations

On Mar 2, 2013, at 19:06, Cameron Kaiser <spectre@floodgap.com> wrote:

>>> http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16727513
>> Bah - I sold my 600MHz R7k O2 a few years ago.... oh so beautiful, but also
>> pretty useless (since it didn't even work with IRIX that well).
> Really? What was the issue with it?
> I just have a little 150MHz R4400 Indy, and Irix 6.5.mumble isn't too bad on
> it. It's not snappy, but it's hardly unusable.
> I'm thinking about getting an O2 or a Fuel. I'd love a Tezro, but I'm just
> not THAT into it.

It was just so picky about *everything*. Only certain (freaking loud) SCSI drives would work, couldn't install IRIX with that CPU - had to install with my 200MHz R5k, upgrade IRIX and the swap CPUs. Which was dangerous because the whole thing would break if i looked it the wrong way....

So, I sold it... Kinda regret it because it was just SO damn beautiful.

Also... IRIX just plain sucks , from an AIX point of view :-D

- Kim

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