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Re: [gopher] dust off your SGI workstations

> > > > 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....

How bizarre. Though I do hear that the O2s aren't so good with the plastics.
Maybe I'll just get a Fuel.

> 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

I certainly prefer AIX as an enterprise Unix, but then, I was a sysadmin
for 3.2.5 and 4.1 in my previous career, so I'm accustomed to it. :)

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