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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Confused...
by kaiwai on Fri 11th May 2007 22:41 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I'm confused over the Nvidia bashing that is going on - sure, their drivers are closed source, but for me, I'd sooner have quality closed source drivers than no drivers at all.

I've used Nvidia's drivers on FreeBSD, Solaris and Linux - and quite frankly, they're very stable and reliable - compare that to Ati who flat out refuse to support Linux in a substantial manner, or Solaris/FreeBSD. To make matters worse, even after the AMD buy out, things still haven't improved.

When I raised this, I get bashed saying, 'Oh, thus just merged' - I don't buy it - if I were to buy out a company, I would lay down the law; this is what I want from the new acquisition. What is so hard with sending down a order to the relevant manager to say "this is what I want you to focus on, I want better drivers for Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD - failure to do so will result in the termination of your contract".

Unfortunately too many companies pussy foot around around the edges instead of making their demands known, and the back it up with robust action if it is not carried out in a timely manner.

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