XGeneration heeft een review van de nieuwe Silicon Graphics workstations, de eerste Wintel systemen van SGI. Ze zien er vet uit en zijn retesnel, maar hebben ook wat probleempies:
There are some small problems with the initial machines. Since they are running a totally recompiled version of NT 4.0 all future service releases issued by Microsoft are going to also have to be recompiled by SGI before they can be used on these workstations. So don't be expecting to be able to download that last minute Y2K service release in December that Microsoft drops on the world and just installing it and being good to go - it's simply not that simple, all updates are going to have to come from SGI. The reason being, the Visual Workstations were in fact never intended on running Windows NT 4.0 (Yes this is true - I checked my resources on this). SGI built the machines with the full intention of using NT 5 (Now known as Windows 2000 - because Microsoft lags major ass!). SGI had to compile their own drivers to make the USB ports on the machine work for their keyboards and mice (Yes.. Like the infamous iMac, the new SGI pimp systems use USB Keyboards - they are not lime, grape, blueberry, strawberry & tangerine though thank god!) At the current time, the USB port will ONLY WORK for the keyboard, as their is not any support for USB in Windows NT 4.0, and SGI has not compiled a driver for every USB device on the market.