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IT Director: Can Linux workstations change SGI's fortunes?

Nov 25, 1999, 17:46 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Desktop Linux may not be a reality just yet, but as far as Silicon Graphics is concerned, it is going to have to be as the company is staking its future on it. SGI recently admitted that it had failed to find a buyer for its Intel-based workstation business. Fresh on the heels of its announcement of an attempted sell-off of its Cray supercomputer product line, the company could really have done without more bad news like this...."

"The newest desktop strategy from SGI is to concentrate on the provision of Linux-based PCs. The company recognises that application support is still weak, but are prepared to take the short term risk. Also SGI intends to open up parts of its OpenGL graphics code to the Linux community."

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