Press Release -- Montreal, Canada, May 31st,
2001-- Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the release of
Matrox PowerDesk for Linux, an open source Graphical User Interface
(GUI) based utility, providing Matrox Linux users with a faster
more efficient means of managing their desktops.
"As the adoption of Linux among corporate and novice users
grows, we wanted to provide consumers with a desktop interface that
is easy to use and free of the sometimes complex coding required
under the OS," said Alain Thiffault, Matrox Global Software
Manager. "PowerDesk for Linux will dramatically increase
productivity by allowing Linux users to change their desktop
settings using our point and click GUI, which is far more efficient
then the current text-based approach."
Now, Matrox Linux users can easily configure Matrox DualHead
features such as Multi-Display, Clone, and TV Output , as well as
make monitor adjustments to resolution settings, pixel depths, and
refresh rates. With PowerDesk for Linux, users simply load this
utility along with the accompanying driver and can then point and
click to enable a desired feature, avoiding the errors that can
occur when configuration files are entered manually.
The Matrox open source PowerDesk for Linux runs under XFree86
versions 4.0.2 and 4.0.3 and is compatible with all Matrox G200 ,
G400 and G450 based graphics cards. It can be downloaded for free
from the Matrox driver page at: http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm.
Matrox is a strong supporter of Linux with a dedicated team
devoted to further enhancing its compatibility and feature support.
Matrox released specifications for its various Millennium graphics
cards in 1997, 1998, and 1999 and became the first graphics card
company to support single-slot dual-display cards on the Linux
operating system in 2000.
TV output support is currently limited to G400 board level
products only. Please consult the Matrox website for details
Compatibility is dependent upon board level product. In the case of
the G200 board level products, support does not include the MMS
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