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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ati + open source
by irbis on Fri 11th May 2007 20:29 UTC
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2005-07-08

There have been some news about Ati now aiming to improve their drivers and commitment to open source:
http://www.phoronix.com/?page=news_item&px=NTc2Mg
http://www.0xdeadbeef.com/weblog/?p=288

I don't know, I got a feeling like I had heard statements like that from Ati before too though.. Many people do claim that Ati's open source drivers might be better than nVidia open source drivers though - and maybe so? But the only Ati video card I ever had, many years ago, I immediately changed to a higher quality Matrox card that worked way better both with Windows and Linux. Then - after Matrox recently almost completely stopped supporting the Linux customers with their newer cards - I've said Matrox "goodbye!" and chosen and used Nvidia because of their well working, although proprietary drivers.

After reading news like this - also my next GPU might indeed be Intel too. But let's hope that also Ati will still be interested in supporting open source operating systems too.

Edited 2007-05-11 20:38

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