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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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