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http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/10/28/pixarosx/index.php?redirect=1067357027000

Before they began thinking about moving to Mac OS X, Benveniste said that the administrators at Pixar first reviewed their existing computer infrastructure. He said that the company was using 375 desktop Macs running Mac OS 9 and around 100 PowerBooks also running Mac OS 9. Pixar also had 500 computers running Linux that were slated to move to Mac OS X. Finally, the company runs about 125 computers running Windows.
 

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The 500 linux boxes are probably their render farm although I'm sure they're looking at the new G5s for the future, however linux boxes will typically be cheaper. And when you're working at the level of any type of *NIX OS, it really doesn't matter.

Pixar likes to use their in-house software so chances are Macs are used for CG modeling, maybe texturing and compositing/editing with "off-the shelf software" since there seems to be a little bit of leeway in how people work.

The people who actually animate most likely work on Intel boxes using proprietary applications. It's kind of muddy water since they don't divulge a whole lot of info in that respect.
 
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