State of Linux graphics

David Ciecierski davidcie at
Sat Sep 24 15:20:31 PDT 2005

>>If a fully open-source video card takes off, maybe it will force them.
> So who want's to produce such a card?

The company's called TechSource (, they currently 
specialize in graphics gards for air traffic control, the military, 
medical imaging, etc. One of the guys there once posted on the Linux 
Kernel list, the topic was picked up by various people... and at the 
moment they have a fully 3D-enabled design supporting most of OpenGL 
1.3, and plan to have 2D supported through emulation. When it comes to 
pricing, they have a poll on how much people would be willing to pay; 
it's hard to tell how much it'd cost now. I'd say within $100-200 range, 
possibly more. Anyway, it'll be interesting to see it mature and come 
out on the market. More info here:

Kind regards.
David Ciecierski

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