"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
"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
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