sounds interesting, you can make the best of sweetspots or favour one and drop the other but choice is there
As for my preference and passion for MIPS/IRIX, well, is there anything with the same nowadays?
uhmm dunno, your passion comes from you, only you can find out what fits your taste/needs.
i guess that the (feeling) word i picked a few posts up was wrong. i mean that everything gets to be whatever you treat it to.
a few years ago all this was kinda exotic. we would sit down to work with computers and then go home or to a bar. now we have a bunch of computers in every form/size and we're talking numbers more than just using them. glut ruins the kicks we used to get. fan noise too, most likely.
Even the so-called “Linux advantage” that was promised to IFFFS customers doesn't even come close to what IRIX used to and still provides.
why give 2 funks about sales talk?
i bet that most sgi hw will end up to nekochan members, so you can still run your ifffs setup on irix and shift your passion to your design technique/ideas or to that blonde/brunette/whatever across the bar
would you be unhappy if you'd work w/ a linux-based ifffs @work and an irix-based one @home?
btw, the typical ifffs customers circle does not include anyone who can get a rack of equipment for $50 and put it in his bedroom.
(blame kbrd fro all typos)