Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
IRIX 5.3 ... by berzelmeier IRIX 5.3 ... by berzelmeier
... on my SGI-Indy since 1995 ... :deviator:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
1995.............................................................................
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
hehe ... it's sad, isn't it, everything was there (even a kinda Google Earth for the military, I have a demo on it :pc: where are the new wonders they promised back then :idea: ok, the iPad is a nice new thingie, but why did it take 15 years to develop it :ohmygod:
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
'couse them are nerd and don't have your brain of course!
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
nah ... because they are americans, and since the german nazi scientists they asked for help are dead, they can't even fly to the moon anymore :teevee: ehmm ... joke, of course, but it's true ... the only research for benefit, German researchers even nowadays don't think of benefit, they're devoted to explore stuff just for the passion ;-)
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
They chose the best part!
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
To much for my blonde brain...
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
:lol: it's just an old and verrrry expensive computer system from '93 that could already do everything you can do nowadays, including video conference and working together on one document :paranoid: mostly used by scientists, government & military back then :pc:
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
You're a scientist by born!
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
:shrug: that's what my grandpa always said, too ... :giggle:
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Me proud your brain!
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
" mostly used by scientists"... as you!!!
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
... & hackers like me :teevee:
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
You have a thousand faces and all good! I know you very well.
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
:hug:
Reply
:iconjuno-janus:
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
:iconaawplz: tight!
Reply
:iconaquiel:
Aquiel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I love looking at things like this.....I feel like im snooping :D
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
... that's why I bought it :XD: ... it's a machine formerly used by the government :paranoid: , and it was really sensational in the early 90s ... at least 50 % of the things you can do with it you can't with today's home systems ... probably in 2010 they'll have all the features introduced by SGI in 1993 - I wish I could show you some ;) - I tried to include a few into the screenshot ... it's all in 3D with 'walkthrough' facilities [link] [link] :pc:
Reply
:iconaquiel:
Aquiel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
oooo Id like to collage one of those :D thanks for the links:D
Reply
:iconaquabot:
aquabot Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
:O It looks like NeXT

What is IRIX anyhows? I've only ever heard of it a couple of times but have never really seen it...
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
:) ... it's modified BSD (the original graphic UNIX developd in the 80s - todays Linux is a crappy copy ... only sold with SiliconGraphics Workstations and full of custom chips (you could record SVHS with 4 channel DAT-quality, have glasses for 3D-visualisation, pointer-glove, netmeeting with webcam and desktop-sharing, and lots of othe great stuff integrated into a true UNIX system (all together less than 400MB) ... :drool:
Reply
:iconaquabot:
aquabot Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
:\ can it run packages developed for BSD then? or even OS X ones? (OS X is a derivative of BSD)

:O less than 400 Mb, that's insane!
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
:no: ... it has it's own software archive (of course you can compile things yourself, and today there's a freeware pool from the Linux comunity, but mainl for IRIX 6.5) - remember, in 1994 it cost 12,500 US-dollar in standard configuration - it's a professional system for developers, scientific, governmental and military (!) use - standard software (i.e. compilers) ranged between 800 US-$ to 10,000 US-$ per copy!!! :roll:
Reply
:iconaquabot:
aquabot Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
gee what great value...


why not just use Debain? ^ ^
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
:poke: ... there was no free or cheap UNIX in those days (even today a true UNIX is about 1,200 US-$ per Copy), and Linux was just published (still without windows) ... and there is a big difference between professional systems (say 'NO INTEL INSIDE', lol ... this one was a extreamly low-cost workstation), and a consumer PC or Apple - you can't compare them in performance :no: consumer products and things like MPEG compression, WWW/HTML, computer languages, etc. ... are developed on those systems :pc: ... but you're right, today it's completely useless (spare cost about 100 US-$), but I love exploring/hacking old systems :devilish:

Btw, here is some (4 years old *sigh* ) info about professional computing developement [link] [link] [link] :teevee: ... and don't miss the Top500 site of professional computing [link] - there you see the 'real' machines with up to 65,535 processors on board ... no joke ;P
Reply
:iconaquabot:
aquabot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
:P You're cool, I think I'll watch you if you dont mind...
Reply
:iconberzelmeier:
berzelmeier Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
:) ... you're welcome :w00t:

Btw, for weeks ago I bought a MacIIci for 10 US-$ - yes TEN, lol ... with 20'' monitor and special NuBus graphic and twwo ethernet cards, made 1988 for professional poster design - 8MB (!!!) main memory was enough then to manage Photoshop, Pagemaker, Ragtime, Freehand and a postscript printer) :tear:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconaquabot:
aquabot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
lol. *must remember to Switch to OS X*
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×



Details

Submitted on
November 6, 2004
Image Size
275 KB
Resolution
1280×1024
Thumb

Stats

Views
2,743
Favourites
3 (who?)
Comments
35
Downloads
152
×