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SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.


On Mon, 3 Jun 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> We HAVE a uniform graphics API already. It's called X.

I you want to make operating system really popular it means games and good
looking graphics.

And I really would like play my games under Linux rather than windows.

but if you have X as only graphical API, Linux will never come
popular among home users, simply because it does not offer what
home users want, I hope that you understand that.

Let me tell you how normal computer hobbyist (not an Unix
hacker) thinks.
What he or she wants is simplicity, because it means speed , versatility,
and does not have spend months learning complex graphical API:s.
He can start programming almost immediately if threre is only few simple
command to set for some graphics mode.

If don`t believe be take a look at all games and graphical
applications made for MSDOS, which actually does not have
graphical API at all or all wonderful demos for AMIGA.

And then take look those X-applications, you will probably
see a difference.

The point is if you want to make Linux as only an Unix, then X is maybe
enough, but if you want to make Linux really popular then Linux needs also
an another graphics interface.

I really believe that most my friends who like also Linux feel
like that too.


And thank you for you all making such a nice operating system.

Jari Soderholm


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