June 1, 2001

Matrox Graphics introduces PowerDesk for Linux

Author: JT Smith

Montreal, Canada, May 31st, 2001-Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the release of Matrox PowerDesk® for Linux, an
open source Graphical User Interface (GUI) based utility, providing Matrox Linux users with a faster more efficient means of
managing their desktops.
"As the adoption of Linux among corporate and novice users grows, we wanted to provide consumers with a desktop interface
that is easy to use and free of the sometimes complex coding required under the OS," said Alain Thiffault, Matrox Global Software
Manager. "PowerDesk for Linux will dramatically increase productivity by allowing Linux users to change their desktop settings
using our point and click GUI, which is far more efficient then the current text-based approach."

Now, Matrox Linux users can easily configure Matrox DualHead features such as Multi-Display, Clone, and TV Output, as well as
make monitor adjustments to resolution settings, pixel depths, and refresh rates. With PowerDesk for Linux, users simply load this
utility along with the accompanying driver and can then point and click to enable a desired feature, avoiding the errors that can
occur when configuration files are entered manually.

The Matrox open source PowerDesk for Linux runs under XFree86 versions 4.0.2 and 4.0.3 and is compatible with all Matrox
G200, G400 and G450 based graphics cards. It can be downloaded for free from the Matrox driver page at:
http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm.

Matrox is a strong supporter of Linux with a dedicated team devoted to further enhancing its compatibility and feature support.
Matrox released specifications for its various Millennium graphics cards in 1997, 1998, and 1999 and became the first graphics card
company to support single-slot dual-display cards on the Linux operating system in 2000.

About Matrox
Matrox Graphics Inc. is the only graphics chip designer and graphics card manufacturer who draws on 25 years of industry
experience to provide customers with state-of-the-art 2D, 3D and digital video acceleration, vibrant image quality and real-world
functionality. A quality and innovation leader, Matrox has been recognized with over 1,000 international awards for the Millennium,
Marvel, Productiva and Mystique product lines. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with
international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong. Information about Matrox
products, drivers, technical support and more can be found at http://www.matrox.com/mga

Matrox Graphics Inc. and Matrox are registered trademarks or trademarks of Matrox Graphics Inc. and/or Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. Other company, product
and service names and/or logos indicated above may be trademarks or service marks of such other companies.

1 TV output support is currently limited to G400 board level products only. Please consult the Matrox website for details http://www.matrox.com/mga

2 Compatibility is dependent upon board level product. In the case of the G200 board level products, support does not include the MMS product line

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