MadCatJo schrijft: "Na het lezen van Jurrien's nieuwsposting zag ik toevallig op www.xi.com dat zij vandaag een commerciŽle X-server (voor o.a. de Matrox G400) met OpenGL 1.1.0 support hebben gereleased. Er wordt dus wel zeker aan 3D support gewerkt door de wereld die Linux heet.":
Xi Graphics, Inc. has announced it will be showing its new commercial 3D Accelerated-XT Display Server for Linux at COMDEX '99 November 15 - 19 in Las Vegas. Retail shipment will begin in December
The product is being introduced in two editions - an Entertainment Edition and a Professional Edition - both of which run on most Linux distributions, including Caldera, Red Hat and SuSE. These two editions will be added to Xi Graphics' existing line of 2D Accelerated-X Display Server products.
The hardware accelerated 3D X server runs on PC desktop hardware (Intel and AMD) and already supports more than thirty different 3D graphics cards from most of the leading manufacturers, including 3Dlabs, ATI, Evans & Sutherland, Diamond, S3 and Matrox.
The 3D Accelerated-X Display Server will be on display at COMDEX '99 at the following booths: Atipa Linux Solutions (Booth I302), Penguin Computing (Booth 410), Template Graphics Software/AMD (Booth LN260). These exhibitors will demonstrate the advanced 3D and 2D features of 3D Accelerated-X.
The Entertainment Edition ($99.95) meets the needs of game developers and players. The Professional Edition ($249.95) includes additional features and functionality for data visualization, 3D modeling and CAM/CAD operation and development. All prices are U.S. (slightly higher international rates apply); shipping and handling are additional.
Retail shipments will begin in December. If you would like to reserve a copy, please feel free to call 1-800-946-7433 or email Xi Graphics at firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit cards will be taken and payment will occur when the product is shipped.
"We've watched the Linux industry explode," said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems, the industry leader for Linux e-business solutions. "Xi Graphics' hardware accelerated 3D Display server marks a giant step into mainstream desktop and workstation computing for Linux. This represents a big step forward for Linux and Linux for e-business by the company that set the standard in 2D X servers."