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The Register: Corel, S3 aim Linux at NT graphics arena

Feb 25, 2000, 16:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Corel's plan to defeat Microsoft in the desktop PC arena by pitching Linux against Windows took another step this week when the Canadian company said it will support S3's high-end Fire GL1 graphics accelerators in the next major release of Corel Linux."

"S3 acquired the FireGL line when it bought Diamond Multimedia. The FireGL, based on an IBM 2D/3D accelerator chip, formed the basis of Diamond's token high-end product line, aimed at the Windows NT graphics workstation market."

"S3 has had Linux drivers supporting FireGL's 2D facilities for some time, but the 3D work is more recent. The drivers are currently in beta, but are expected to be finished before April. Corel will bundle the final drivers with its next release of its Linux distro in the same timeframe."

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