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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Intel conspiracy?
by leech on Fri 11th May 2007 19:57 UTC
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2006-01-10

Okay, I realize that conspiracy may be a harsh word for this.

I recall reading quite a while ago that one of the reasons nVidia hasn't opened their drivers was due to Intel stating that they would sue them for some IP with the AGP code for their chipsets.

Now could this be because Intel all along was planning on trying to be the favored child of the Linux community?

I'm not saying that they're evil for this, just that I think they were smart to start on the bandwagon first and hey, if they can also prevent others from being a favorite of the upcoming Linux users, then so be it.

ATI's drivers on the other hand just suck. We know that they only release specs on their cards that are quite old and that's only because they completely drop support for them.

I wish more of them did something similar to what Matrox used to do with their Gxxx cards. The driver was open source, except for some of their code for doing dual-head, which they more or less pioneered.

I do agree that installing Ubuntu on a laptop with an Intel graphics chip is so very nice. It worked straight out of the box, but of course my Matrox G400 always has as well.

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