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SubjectRe: [OT] Crazy idea: Design open-source graphics chip


Måns Rullgård wrote:

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> Why PC?

Uh, the most common platform on which Linux is run?

Important point: unless the sales volumes of this card exceed a certain
point, the project is pointless.

The volumes in, say, the Sun market are so low that you'd can't get
decent a console graphics card for under $300.

But the Sun/Solaris market doesn't care about open source. So why bother?

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>
>>>Another reason to drop VGA then - money.
>>
>>As soon as PC BIOS's don't require it, we can drop it.
>
>
> Linuxbios?
>

Good point. As soon as every PC is running it, then that'll be helpful.

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