Intel backs down on i740 support

It pays to complain

Maybe Chipzilla is mellowing in its old age. The venerable i740 graphics chip may still be on the train to the gulag, but the chip behemoth has done a total U-turn on support. Interactive support was discontinued a month or so back, but it would appear that users have been bombarding Intel with complaints about being left in the lurch to the extent that its support site now sports the following message: "Dear Intel740™ Graphics Accelerator Customer: Due to the overwhelming interest with the Intel740™ Graphics Accelerator, Intel is extending support for the Intel740™ product line. "Intel will provide interactive support via Forums and Email for the Intel740 graphics accelerator. Intel740 graphics accelerator product information and existing drivers will continue to be available here." Intel listening to its users? Who'd have thought it? ®

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