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The Register: SGI, Nvidia, VA to port OpenGL 1.2 to Linux

“VA Linux Systems, Nvidia and SGI are to bring workstation-class
graphics to Linux through the joint development of an OpenGL
1.2-based 2D and 3D graphics acceleration sub-system.”

“Long-time collaborators Nvidia and SGI will provide Nvidia’s
GeForce 256 3D graphics chip — presumably in its pro-oriented
Quadro form — and the first official version of OpenGL 1.2 on
Linux….”

To be able to claim at last that it has a fully compatible
implementation of OpenGL is a major step forward for Linux as a
graphics workstation platform.
And we can probably look
forward to product announcements targeting that sector from VA and
quite possibly SGI too, now it has given up on the Windows NT
graphics business.”

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