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LinuxStockNews: Linux and Graphics Development (July 10, 2000)

Jul 10, 2000, 11:35 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linux is set to impact both the high-end graphics users as well as desktop users. Technical demands from sophisticated users are being felt by hardware producers as they continue to improve drivers and capabilities. Software producers will continue to port established graphics development tools to Linux and native Linux graphics tools will be developed."

"As is the case with many Linux development segments, there are a number of open source groups devoted to furthering the graphics cause. In our previous graphics and gaming newsletter, we discussed OpenGL and its impact on graphics. Other projects such as xFree86, GIMP, GNOME and Blender are either open source or free distributions assisting the cause. Criticism may be levied against the ease of use factor when one looks at the efforts of the aforementioned collaborations. Fortunately, some of the major graphics hardware and software producers have embraced these efforts and combined them with their own products in a friendlier result."

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