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Silicon Graphics (SGI) software & hardware

Resources at 'SGI Europe' which mirror the US resources:


  • Silicon Graphics Inc. and UK home page.
  • SGI Security Headquarters, information. Download SGI security patches from the ftp server (which is most current) or the  HTML server.
  • 'Silicon Campus', outline of SGI hardware and software for educational institutions.
  • SGI product information: hardware and software
  • 'Periodic Table' SGI products in table format, revised February 14, 1996 but still useful.
  • 'Indy' product information.
  • 'O2' computers.
  • Software lists, SGI.
  • HTMLDOC. An IRIX command-line utility for generating HTML, PostScript, and PDF files from HTML "source" files.
  • All software applications registered at SGI
  • IRIX connectivity with PCs and Macs: PPP, POP3 etc.
  • IRIX software, purchase or evaluation software.
  • European and US web sites to request software licenses for SGI products. Permanent, evaluation, emergency and beta licenses can be issued, providing you have a 'SurfZone' username and password (see below). Alternatively, send an 'empty' email tokeyo@memphis.corp.sgi.com with the title 'template request' to receive information on how to request licenses by email.
  • Search for software to run on SGI systems.
  • 'SurfZone' Software and software support facilities.
  • 'Varsity' updates and information about software at SGI.
  • 'Varsity' developer packages, contacts listing and information. Leeds University server.
  • SGI 'recommended patches' at Leeds UK server. Registration is not required for UK academics.
  • 'Supportfolio Online'support and 'recommended patch sets' at SGI, California. Security patches listed by computer type in 'tardist' format. You have to be registered on SurfZone to download them. SurfZone membership details.
  • SGI Freeware at ftp://freeware.sgi.com/index.html   with about 150 packages, including GNU utilitiess, emacs, xemacs, rsync, elm, pine, tin, vim, samba and gnuplot.
  • Freeware software CDs 1 & 2 for IRIX from SGI. Includes Perl etc. It contains 'inst' images.
  • Games to play on SGI computers under IRIX 6.2: Quake, Minesweeper, Mancala, Battalion, Hacknoid, Build Your Own Dream Car, Iko, Timewarp, Lumbus, Inventor Games, Connect, Centipedo.
  • 'Pipeline', Silicon Graphics 'Supportfolio' newsletter. Needs a password. 'IRIS On-Line' SGI general newsletters.
  • Archives of 'comp.sys.sgi' newsgroups, SGI WAIS server, Switzerland.
  • Archives of the SGI newsgroups from 1988 to the present, USA.
  • Data mining software the SGI MineSet toolsuite.
  • Java Development Kit for IRIX 5.3, 6.2, 6.3, and 6.4.
  • Free software for IRIX: Berkeley db, top-3.4+, xemacs-20.4, gcc-2.7.2.2, strace-3.1, pine-3.96, imap-4.1, tin-1.4, fetchmail-4.3.2, cdrecord-1.5 and mkisofs-1.1.
  • SGI.general.store: clothes, hats etc.

  • SGI resources at non-SGI sites:

  • Download notes about administering IRIX workstations 'Showcase' format. Indiana University.
  • 'asWedit' HTML and text editor for X Window System and Motif.
  • 'SANTIS' Analysis of signals and time series data, Laboratory of Biomedical Systems Analysis, Institute of Physiology, University of Aachen, Germany.
  • 'i3D'A high-speed 3D scene viewer for IRIX integrated with Mosaic & Netscape.
  • 'Speak Freely' internet voice communications for windows & UNIX This is the IRIX 5.3 INST version.
  • 'Amazon Paint' Film and video 'paint' system software for SGI workstations.
  • Iomega 'Zip' and 'Jaz' drive under IRIX. Advice and information at TAMU and older advice at UMN.
  • 'Inst' software for IRIX, by Mat Wessel, University of Twente, Enschede, Holland. Public domain software for IRIX in 'inst' format for easy installation in IRIX: Including: Internet Voice Chat, 'mbone' tools, Programming tools and compilers, Graphics Draw and graphics tools, libpng.a libz.a libtiff.a,  Xftp, Xdir, Samba, Xmgr Spell, netscape dictionaries, XEmacs, Network Security and encrypting tools, 'Sniffit' network sniffing program, Xpilot, pkzip, popclient2.5, xmol1.3.1 etc.
  • IRIX software at Brookhaven.
  • 'xntpd', ntp time servers, ntp FAQ and time links.
  • 'INN' NNTP Usenet news server software for IRIX and other operating systems. Robert Keller's page. INN 'FAQ'. Joe Greco's INN patch page, installation notes and information. FAQ for 'Config' files. Generic INN 1.7 released 16 Oct 1997 and INN Patch Cluster.
  • 'Squid', proxy server software for UNIX including IRIX with UK download site.
  • Netscape's  Communicator v 4.04 for IRIX 6.2. Download from HENSA, UK.
  • IRC , 'Zircon' at Newcastle University X-Windows client program.
  • C++ online course, MIT.
  • UNIX Guru Universe Links and software for UNIX computers.
  • HENSA/Unix archive, University of Kent at Canterbury.
  • UNIX help resource, Edinburgh.
  • UNIX User Group (UKUUG), Birkbeck College.
  • X-Windows v11r6 for UNIX.
  • Ethernet technology.
  • TeX word-processing.
  • Download LaTeX.
  • 'exim' mail client replacement for 'mediamail' based on 'smail', Cambridge.
  • Install and use Cyrillic fonts in X Windows - Russian etc.
  • Xing's 'StreamWorks' audio for IRIX download site included.
  • 'Cosmo Player VRML' 2.0 browser for Windows95, Windows NT, and IRIX. from Silicon Graphics.
  • ftp gnu binaries, Imperial College, London.
  • ftp GNU program for IRIX 5.3 gcc & make.
  • Bill Henderson's list of FTP Sites containing public domain software for IRIX.
  • SGI software FTP resources Germany.
  • IRIX binaries at binaries.org.
  • MIPS Web server, USA.
  • PERL for IRIX Perl5 by Larry Wall. 'Inst' version on the SGI Reality server.
  • Free SGI graphics software resources & links, Canada.
  • IBD's collection of software for SGI computers.
  • IBD's collection of software for IRIX 5.3.
  • DOOM on SGI ftp source.
  • Unix Cockpit Pro for SGI.
  • Postgres95 relational database for UNIX.
  • SGI software Excellent large list of SGI software available by FTP, compiled by Bill Henderson of Silicon Graphics.
  • SGI software A small amount of SGI software on our local ftp server.
  •  Ian Mapleson's  Information and links on SGI hardware and IRIX.
  • Setting up modem slip/ppp on SGI computers, Scott Henry's way.
  • Setting up PPP on an Indy (host) & Windows95 (client), Christopher Spry's way.
  • Setting up PPP with a US Robotics 28.8 modem, Stewart Priest's way.
  • Setting up PPP client program on Windows95 to access a PPP server.
  • Clone or backup an Indy's system disk. To provide a new bootable system disk. Christopher Spry's script.
  • 'Samba', homesite, Canberra, Australia. Samba is probably the 'best' free nfs-like resource for UNIX and Windows connectivity. Current 'Samba' binaries in 'tarinst' format for IRIX at SGI and Gorski.net. Samba source files at Imperial College, London. Samba configuration help files.
  • Setting up password encryption for Samba, Christopher Spry's way.
  • SGI resources & IRIX patches at IBD, Canada.
  • Search SGI hardware WAIS server.
  • SGI software binaries at Vince Ligggio's server, mostly IRIX 5.2.
  • SGI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) repository at TAMU, HTTP or ftp access and at MIT ftp access.
  • Atlanta SGI SIG meta page Links to ftp sites, SGI 'FAQ' and more.
  • SGI usergroups world-wide list.
  • Audio and Music applications for SGI computers Doug Cook, commercial, bundled and public domain.
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