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Duke of URL: The XFree86 4.0

Jun 03, 2000, 11:37 (4 Talkback[s])

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"We take a look into XFree86 4.0 which finally gives Linux users the power of direct access to their hardware. It's early, but XFree86 4.0 is already proving to be a driving force in today's rapidly-progressing world of Linux."

"For those of you not familiar with XFree86, it is a freely-distributed version of X Windows for *NIXes. That means this release is relevant to not only Linux users, but BSD users, SPARC users and every other *NIX-based operating system on earth. Oh yeah, don't forget OS/2!"

"From its early days when it supported only x86-based machines, it has even delved into other realms with Alpha hardware and even PowerPC-based systems."

"4.0 is a pivotal release in many ways. It is important in the fact that it implements direct hardware access (DRI) and pushes X11 even further."

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