Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 19:58 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with Nvidia Corp and is an X.Org project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. We would like to make it very clear, however, that the Nouveau driver is no where near completed and still has a great deal of work ahead for the 3D component. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far."
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RE: Nice
by JamesTRexx on Mon 25th Dec 2006 21:37 UTC in reply to "Nice"
JamesTRexx
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2005-11-06

I'm positive there are too many patents/IP/third party matters for both Nvidia and ATI to completely open source their drivers, and I have nothing against closed source drivers, but I do hope they'll be able to create the drivers with decent specs.
The biggest advantage I see is excellent integration with X.org for accelerated KDE/Gnome/XFCE/fluxbox/etc...
One more reason to stick with Nvidia hardware.

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