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    55This is the development home for the Panorama video driver project for eComStation. The Panorama project is funded by Mensys.
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    7 The Panorama driver is technically not really a driver at all. It is simply a program (a DLL actually) that interfaces between the OS/2 video subsystem and your computer's video BIOS. The video BIOS in your computer really does all the work. The Panorama DLL simply translates between the OS/2 "language" and the BIOS "language". So Panorama doesn't really control the hardware like other "real" drivers do. It relies totally on the system's BIOS to setup and control the hardware.
     7The Panorama driver is technically not really a hardware driver at all. It is simply a program (a DLL actually) that interfaces between the OS/2 video subsystem and your computer's video BIOS. The video BIOS in your computer really does all the work. The Panorama DLL simply translates between the OS/2 "language" and the BIOS "language". So Panorama doesn't really control the hardware like other "real" hardware drivers do. It relies totally on the system's BIOS to setup and control the hardware.
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    99This approach has both its benefits and its drawbacks. The benefit is that Panorama will work on every system that has a standard VESA BIOS version 2.0 or higher -- which is almost every system in existence. The drawback is that it is restricted by the capabilities and limitations of that VESA BIOS.