Fijn nieuws voor de blije bezitters van een Visual Workstation. Silcon Graphics is namelijk wil namelijk eind dit jaar Linux ondersteuning bieden voor z'n Intel-bases workstations:
SGI is taking steps to make Linux run better on its new Intel-based workstations, marking another step in the company's move toward the open source operating system.
[...] "We intend to have Linux workstation capabilities by the end of the year," said Geoff Stedman, manager of market development for SGI's workstation division. "We want to have a product that will satisfy the Linux market, as opposed to saying, 'You're on your own.'"
While SGI wrote some software that enables the latest version of Linux to boot on SGI's Visual Workstations, the software can't take advantage of the machine's graphics performance because it lacks the proper drivers--the software that lets programs speak directly to the hardware.
Stedman added, however, there aren't many Linux programs available to take advantage of SGI's graphics performance. "Windows NT is still the focus in terms of where our growth is going to come from," he said in an interview today.
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