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GD&A Public Relations
January 28, 2000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Xi Graphics, Inc. Announces New Graphics Product Line For Linux
DENVER Xi Graphics Inc. (www.xig.com) has announced a new Web-based product line of graphics hardware drivers for Linux. In making the announcement, Xi Graphics National Sales Manager, Lee Roder, said the company would continue to offer its existing Accelerated-X Display Server line of products for Linux and Unix operating systems.
"Desktop Linux is coming fast, and were going to be there," said Roder. "We produce higher quality drivers more efficiently than anyone else in the business. Linux gamers and developers alike can easily download, demo and purchase our drivers from the Web site at affordable prices its good for us and its good for Linux."
The 3D Linux drivers are OpenGL 1.1.1 compliant, support libGLU and libGL, and are available for download from Xi Graphics Web site (www.xig.com) starting at $29 each. A limited number of drivers are currently available, but more are being added weekly.
Roder said each driver is priced according to a number of factors such as hardware capabilities of the card, the degree of difficulty developing and testing the driver and the likely volume of sales of the driver.
"Our new line of graphics support for Linux in desktop installations is a result of requests from our customers," said Roder. "It gives them the ability to very quickly get superb graphics support for their specific hardware at a price that is quite economical.
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Xi Graphics, Inc. Announces $29 Graphics Drivers For Linux
The new 3D Linux driver products are sold only over the Web and are available as freely downloadable, limited-run-time demos. The demos can be run on the customers hardware to confirm compatibility and performance before purchasing. Customers use a registration system to purchase a key through Xi Graphics Web site. The key is e-mailed back to the customer, unlocks the demo product and converts it into standard product.
About Xi Graphics Inc.
Xi Graphics provides retail products sold direct and through resellers and OEMs worldwide. Products include free customer support via phone and e-mail. For more information, contact Xi Graphics at 800-946-7433 or visit their Web site at www.xig.com
Xi Graphics is a member of the Video Electronics Standards Association, The Open Group's X Project Team and a member of the Board of Linux International. Xi Graphics innovative systems software enables Linux and UNIX to run on Desktops, Laptops and Multi-head configurations with 2D and 3D hardware acceleration.