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June 7, 2000

Xi Graphics Inc. Releases 3D Linux Graphics Software Update

Update boosts performance, stability and number of cards supported

DENVER – Xi Graphics Inc. ( has released as v1.1 the first major update to its new 3D graphics product line for Linux. The update, which is free to registered owners of the product, provides significant performance improvements and increased stability.

"We have made impressive strides in performance and in the number of cards supported," said David H. Methvin, Xi Graphics’ president and CEO. "Considering the size of the 3D effort and the many different graphics platforms supported, we knew there were areas that would need some improvements and told customers to expect frequent and substantial updates.

The first update provides improvements in many areas of the X server body as well as in code specific to certain graphics cards. A detailed presentation of the changes can be found at

Xi Graphics introduced the 3D for Linux product line in December 1999 as the first OpenGL compliant 3D graphics support software available for use with Linux. The initial release of the boxed product supported more than 30 graphics cards.

Linux Graphics Drivers (LGDs) - the downloadable form of the 3D product line - were introduced as a pilot program in February with support for a list of seven graphics cards.  That list has increased to more than a dozen cards, and new ones are added regularly.  Each LGD is a complete 3D Accelerated-X‰ Display Server with graphics support for a specific card. The current list of available downloadable drivers is available at

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The 3D product line is available in both boxed form and in a downloadable, demo form.
The demo can be converted to permanent product with the on-line purchase of a key from the company’s Web site, Boxed products are available direct from Xi Graphics and through a network of resellers. The downloadable products are presently only available from the company’s Web site, but may be offered by some of the company's resellers in the near future.

About Xi Graphics Inc.
Xi Graphics Inc., developers of the Accelerated-X™ Display Server product line, specializes in premium graphics support software for laptop and desktop graphics hardware operated with Linux and UNIX®. Founded in 1994, Xi Graphics is a privately held corporation located in Denver, Colorado. The company 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

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.