"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
"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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