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ZDNet/UK: Linux picking up its game

Feb 04, 2000, 20:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

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"On Thursday, game developer Loki Entertainment Software and members of the open-source community outlined plans to make Linux a better gaming platform."

"For many 3-D graphics cards in the consumer market, OpenGL support is spotty. And in many cases, even with proper support, the current graphics platform for Linux is inefficient when it comes to 3-D, causing OpenGL to run slow at best."

"By early summer the open-source community plans to have finished both Version 2.4 of the Linux kernel and Version 4.0 of the Linux graphics system, known as Xfree86, adding better support for 3-D graphics hardware as well as two new technologies -- direct-rendering infrastructure (DRI) and hardware-accelerated OpenGL."

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