I think the reason for Mandriva improving the Silicon Motion driver is
EMTEC has a new concept Mandriva G-Linux notebook with the SM502 in it!
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This notebook is designed to complement the resources at the web portal
Another article from earlier this year >>
By the way, the Silicon Motion graphics acceleration chip is also found
in the devices made by ThinLinx
and are therefore in our Linux point of sale solution. >>
which features an application-specific X Window Manager which makes it
easy for people who do not have programming skills to build
Internet-based POS solutions.