Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2007 18:17 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Intel "The Intel 965GM Express Chipset represents the first mobile product that implements fourth generation Intel graphics architecture. Designed to support advanced rendering features in modern graphics APIs, this chipset includes support for programmable vertex, geometry, and fragment shaders. Extending Intel's commitment to work with the X.org and Mesa communities to continuously improve and enhance the drivers, support for this new chipset is provided through the X.org 2.0 Intel driver and the Mesa 6.5.3 releases. These drivers represent significant work by both Intel and the broader open source community."
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Go Intel!
by diegocg on Fri 11th May 2007 18:47 UTC
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This shows that open source graphic drivers are possible. In fact Intel is in disadvantage in the graphics field, still they don't mind show the code.

ATI, NVIDIA, f--k off. ATI drivers are just crap, nvidia drivers are fast but often unstable. And both have stopped supporting old hardware: I can't use anything but opensource drivers for my ATI 9200 because the propietary ati drivers have stopped supporting it. Not only in Linux, in windows aswell. In fact I only can install Vista by using the crappy and slow VESA driver.

Next time I'm buying Intel. They release open source drivers also for SATA, network cards, wireles...and their CPUs right now are faster and cooler than AMD's - and if AMD release better CPUs, a CPU a bit slower and hotter will be a price I'll be willing to pay to get great opensource drtiver support.

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