Re: Announce: 3D graphical install for Debian
Yup..you are right. It won't boot on my 486dx4/100. Damn..it's got a
sweet OpenGL card in it too.
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Following up on the success of my VGA 16-color graphical install for
> Debian, I am pleased to announce the next generation in installation
> tools for Debian: a 3D install. Right now this installation is still
> under heavy development, but it is scheduled to replace the text- and
> 2D graphics-based installs for the upcoming potato release.
> The rationale behind a 3D install is simple: to make it easier for our
> users. With 3D glasses and a VR glove, users will be able to select
> packages by grabbing them out of a bin of available packages and
> dropping them into a bin of packages to install.
> There are some minor additional hardware requirements for this
> install: a Pentium II/333 or equivalent processor, 64 MB RAM, a 3D
> accelerated video card. Most newer computers will fit these
> requirements, and others can be retrofitted easily and cheaply to that
> level. This amount of hardware is only necessary for the install
> itself, and may be removed later, so these requirements should be
> acceptable to everyone.
> For an early demo of this technology, please try the current
> development boot floppy on my machine at
> Pleased to bring you the future in Debian installs,
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