For you SGI fans...

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Tue Jan 12 16:25:56 CST 2016

> So instead of sneering about it, why not upload ISOs of that version?

I wasn't sneering at it. My goal was to advise people not to waste time
performing a 4 hour install process that takes 6 CDs that each need to be
read in twice only to find out they can't run anything. IRIX is one of the
worst OSes to go thru such a process for.

There's no need to be such an asshole about it, Gene.
I was already planning on looking for the .22 CDs to upload when I get home
from work, but it's times like this I wonder why I try to lift a finger to
do anything for this community.


- Ian

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 12:50 PM, geneb <geneb at> wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Jan 2016, Ian Finder wrote:
> This is a great start, but I wouldn't install this version.
>> Try to install the 6.5.22 overlay or greater. It does indeed require some
>> disks from this media set, but is more compatible with newer open source
>> software built for the platform.
>> Installing 6.5.0 seems like a waste of time...
>> So instead of sneering about it, why not upload ISOs of that version?
> g.
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