SciTech SNAP Graphics for Linux Beta is now available for evaluation and testing. Read more for the full press release and more links:
SciTech Software, Inc. today announced that it has released a public beta version of SciTech SNAP Graphics for Linux. This release is based on
SciTech System Neutral Access Protocol (SNAP) architecture and supports X11, MGL and direct-access all with advanced 2D acceleration, Plug-N-Play support, enterprise level stability and is fully scalable for enterprise
and embedded systems use.
Pricing for SciTech SNAP Graphics for Linux has not yet been announced,
but is expected to be less than $30(usd) per unit. Volume
discounts will also be available.
THe beta release has been tested for use on Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE,
Slackware, Debian, and TurboLinux distributions; compatibility with
other distributions (Xandros, Lycoris, and possibly others) may follow in
a future release.
Note that all changes are tracked on our web site. Public changes are
tracked at the following URL:
About SciTech SNAP Graphics for Linux
SciTech SNAP Graphics provides high performance graphics accelerator
access across a wide range of modern graphics hardware and operating
systems. The core technology is our SciTech SNAP Graphics Architecture,
which is a cross platform device driver technology enabling the use of the
same device drivers in all versions of SciTech SNAP Graphics. Sharing the
drivers between platforms improves the quality and performance of device
drivers for all supported operating systems.
The install archive contains the end user Linux installation of SciTech SNAP Graphics. It contains all of the necessary Linux based utilities and device drivers that work with SciTech SNAP based applications, as well as
full support for XFree86 4.0.2 and later official releases. Applications that can utilise SciTech SNAP currently include applications developed using the SciTech MGL graphics library, or applications written to work
directly with the SciTech SNAP device drivers.
For more detailed information about SciTech SNAP Graphics for Linux (including the list of supported graphics chipsets) see the complete readme at:
If you have any problems or wish to discuss this beta release, please use
the SciTech newsgroups at:
Please note that the product has a 21-day evaluation period; if you would like to purchase it for continued use, it will be available in our online store shortly. Once you have registered, you can get priority
support by opening tickets on the SciTech HelpDesk: