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Re: Getting X on Linux/SGI

To: "Christopher W. Carlson" <carlson@heaven.newport.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Getting X on Linux/SGI
From: Steve Alexander <sca@refugee.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 00:21:36 -0700
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: Message from carlson@heaven.newport.sgi.com of 19 Jun 1997 8:46:33 PDT
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
"Christopher W. Carlson" <carlson@heaven.newport.sgi.com> writes:
>My point was that SGI is into making hardware.  That's how it started
>and that is still its main focus.  Yes, it is true that our software
>is very important because it takes advantage of the proprietary stuff
>in the hardware, but the main income for SGI is hardware.

How many people buy the hardware and program the bare metal?

>Note in any
>press releases and stock holder's documents how much is said about the
>wonderful software SGI produces (Alias/Wavefront is still a separate
>entity).  You won't find much.

That's a separate issue, which is that very few people here value software.
That will probably change with time if the company is going to continue to
be successful as the industry shifts.

-- Steve

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