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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RE: Not completely free
by mjg59 on Fri 11th May 2007 21:09 UTC in reply to "Not completely free"
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How many vendors ship free firmware? Right now, as far as I know that's limited to a couple of SCSI controllers. Your hard drive contains non-free firmware. If you have a laptop, the embedded controller contains non-free firmware. Non-free firmware is probably loaded into your CPU at startup. Almost all wireless cards require non-free firmware. While it would certainly be preferable to have free firmware, Intel are hardly especially evil here.

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