SGI IRIX licenses?
jfoust at threedee.com
Fri Jun 1 17:36:40 CDT 2007
At 05:04 PM 6/1/2007, Jules Richardson wrote:
>I do recall feeding keys into the OS (6.5.3) for certain high-end video software many years ago though, so certainly some *apps* are crippled without appropriate licences (how easy it would be to circumvent that, I don't know)
I unloaded a bunch of IRIX-related CDs on eBay a half-dozen years ago.
They sold well. Maybe media was in short supply back then.
Each SGI does have a unique serial number that can be queried
from software, so some third-party packages did handshake an
installation key. IRIX doesn't do it, as far as I remember.
You might discover that some sold-separately SGI software
might use it, though. By now, I imagine it's well-hacked.
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