silicon Graphics hardware

David Kelly dkelly at
Mon Sep 22 00:34:33 UTC 2008

On Sep 21, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Erik Trulsson wrote:

> FreeBSD does not (AFAIK) run on any Silicon Graphics machines.

During SGI's descent from greatness into obscurity they built Windows  
NT machines with Intel CPUs before embracing Linux. FreeBSD *should*  
run on those systems but IMO SGI performance and/or reliability  
doesn't justify their cost. OTOH if you are trying to resurrect free  
hardware then just "try it, nothing to lose." But at some point one  
must consider whether the cost of electricity to run old hardware is  
worth it.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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