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 and Mesa communities to continuously improve and enhance the drivers, support for this new chipset is provided through the 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 and Open Drivers
by chicobaud on Fri 11th May 2007 23:07 UTC
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Let's wait and see... but it's good, in general.
I've been using amd cpu's and nvidia chipsets and nvidia Quadro 2D/3D graphics in my 2 networked and 'ed cluster commodity desktops (they are Linux only - with win2k and qnx on 2 small partitions) for many years - since k6-2 500 Mhz began selling ;) - and quite pleased with it. No Intel chips for years.

Lately I've been reconsidering this choices for my new desktops; mostly because of chipset support drivers for linux (acpi-suspend and asus fan auto-control aren't reliable on linux) and power consumption (nanometers).
I think Intel will be my next chipset/cpu and that I will buy a pricey mac-mini also (finnaly) to run both Linux and OS X on a small partition (afaik - mac-minis use the mobile Intel chipsets and vga onboard and will be upgraded now for sure).

There's a lot of competition going on in the amd notebooks for Vista users (I am/was an amd fan).

and this for desktops

(I know this isn't a hardware afficionados phorum but, alas, we all like our hardware sharp).

I still feel suspicious about corporations over Open Source joint efforts - for some reason that I can't really explain.

Edited 2007-05-11 23:22

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