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sysv vs bsd[edit]

First paragraph says it's sysv based, second says it's bsd based.

Really, the old versios were bsd IIRC but at least from 6.x on they have been sysv. This is the common way, not an exceptional one.

blades 10:54, 22 October 2003 (UTC)

IRIX has always been based on SysV, at least as long as the version history in SGIs SCM reaches back (3.x). IRIX4 was SVR4, IRIX5 half-heartedly merged with SVR4 and IRIX6 was the 64bit-ready release. I think the confusion that it's BSD-based comes from the fact that IRIX actually uses BSD networking (aka sockets) in preference over STREAMS unlike most SysV-derivates. Also over the time basically all internals have been become extremly uniqueue and unlike any other Unix.
Well, not sure whether I should simply drop that into the mainpage, I'll better leave that to a more fluent native speaker ;-) -- hch@lst.de —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.47.231.142 (talkcontribs) 21:57, 7 May 2004
Sounds quite possible. It would be nice to have the correct informations here. *grumble* BSD hippies trying to take all the credit ;) --blades 18:35, May 8, 2004 (UTC)
IRIX is (and always has been) SVR4 (System 5 Release 4) with BSD extensions (namely networking and some other bits and pieces).
From SGI.com:

The IRIX® operating system is the leading technical high-performance 64-bit operating system based on industry-standard UNIX®. IRIX® 6.5 offers system scalability and binary compatibility across the MIPS® processor-based family of platforms and is compliant with UNIX® System V Release 4 and The Open Group's many standards, including UNIX 95 and POSIX®.

--RageX 00:59, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

"rumors abound"[edit]

Rumors abound ... is not encylopedic. That paragraph should be removed. 69.143.133.51 19:38, 5 May 2005 (UTC) (Avriette)

This is Unix! I know this![edit]

3D File System Navigator User:Xmnemonic 18:49, 23 December 2005

Reason for removing paragraph about irix EOL[edit]

I removed this statement: SGI has retired IRIX and the MIPS architecture in favor of Linux on Itanium, it is however expected that IRIX support will continue for a while longer. This is wrong. According to the SGI website, IRIX® 6.5.29 has been released and is shipping with all new systems from SGI worldwide manufacturing centers. (sgi.com). Sietse 15:12, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Date of birth?[edit]

When was IRIX born? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Frap (talkcontribs) 16:37, 1 March 2007

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