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The 1998 starting date for svgalib is way off. I don't know exactly when it started, but by 1998 it would have been considered mostly obsolete. By 1998 most computers had enough RAM to comfortably support an X server, which was not the case when svgalib was popular. Someone needs to research the true historical timeline, which I believe started with a predecessor called "VGAlib". I don't know the details, but I do remember hacking together an svgalib driver for my video card sometime around 1995... Tcsetattr 04:22, 13 August 2005 (UTC)


svgalib is not connected exclusively to unix or linux. It runs on linux and freebsd. --mihai cartoaje