While monitoring my weblogs the other day I noticed quite a few hits from an ArsTechnica forum thread titled What is the most attractive OS?. Apparently one of the debaters linked some of my screenshots along with a caption trumping IRIX as one of the more attractive OS/UI combos on the market. Of course, this was immediately leapt upon as one might expect, with one poster claiming that the presence of anime backgrounds alone does not a pretty OS make.
I made my opinion on this matter known in the thread itself, but let me restate it here: my website is not designed to dress up IRIX with anime and try to sell it as something beautiful, it was created to show IRIX in action, performing tasks which hopefully will be of interest to IRIX hobbyists while providing links to useful software. The anime in some of my screenshots is a matter of personal taste; I have anime on all my systems, whether they be Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.; that is the way I am and I'm not changing any time soon.
On another related note, please don't link my images directly in the future. You may use them elsewhere, but host them yourself. If this continues I'll lock it down. Thanks.