3dfx opens up Glide API, hardware specs

— 7:15 PM on December 6, 1999

What can I say? Read the press release for the scoop. This move should help 3dfx's already good standing in the Linux market, and it should allow a whole raft of Glide wrappers like Creative's Unified driver to be engineered for Windows, as well. By opening up the specs for their hardware, 3dfx follows Matrox and others into an open approach to Open Source OS development.

I can't wait to see how Open Source video drivers progress; what I would have given at a number of points in the past to be able to recompile my buggy video drivers with a simple fix suggested on Usenet!

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