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BetaNews: New Alternative to DirectX?

“Many graphics and sound businesses are working in partnership
to develop a new cross platform equivalent to DirectX. Companies
such as 3dfx 3Dlabs, ATI, Compaq, Discreet, Evans & Sutherland,
IBM, Intel, S3, and SGI have formed a group dubbed ‘Khronos’ to
design a new API for graphics, video, and audio. This new API
could boost Linux’s gaming capabilities immensely.”

“Khronos is described as “a new Special Interest Group formed by
a cross section of media software, hardware, and platform vendors.
Its purpose is to develop a specification to effectively integrate
and synchronize video, graphics and audio across platforms,
operating systems, hardware devices and software
applications.””

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