Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Feb 2007 21:48 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX "Last October we had compared the performance of the open-source R300 display driver against the closed-source fglrx driver for ATI Radeon graphics cards. In that comparison a Mobility Radeon X300 was used with X.Org 7.1, but we have decided to take another look at this driver comparison under X.Org 7.2. In this last comparison, the fglrx binary blob had greatly outperformed the open-source driver. While the fglrx driver remains faster, has the performance delta between these two drivers decreased?"
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by Damind on Tue 6th Feb 2007 23:20 UTC
Damind
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2006-06-08

I still don't understand why resources are being spent on OSS drivers of any kind, there are drivers from the manufactures. If they do not work well then we need to pressure the manufactures to improve them on Linux as they have done on the Windows side.

I have read allot on this and other places allot of people talking about how closed source program should not be on Linux and to me that is BS. saying that is closing Linux and then it will not be "OPEN"

So much time is spent on re-inventing the wheel!

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