If you want to run something close to IRIX on a non-IRIX/non-MIPS system, you should consider getting your hands on an IA-64 system. I can confirm that, with SGI QuickTransit (MIPS<=>IA-64 binary code translation suite), one can execute IRIX binaries in a cut-down IRIX 6.5.27 environment on top of Linux IA-64.
ah i see, thanks for this info!! so hmm i remember i read somewhere that irix binaries on netbsd? so how about latest netbsd on latest mips boards? then use those irix binaries and tweak them as discussed on that article? but yeah, still love to see a walking IRIX
if you have the chance to carry around an SGI O2, will you carry one?
hmmm yeah good point.. wow! icaros desktop and natami indeed looks promising
but looks like your'e an Amiga use before right? waaah android, did develop before, really dont like java
how about minix? i like his concept of microkernel and self healing, will really give us a reliable machine right? hmm can imagine minix 3.. on a mips system ^^