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[6]: OpenGL support
by kaiwai on Sat 12th May 2007 03:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: OpenGL support"
kaiwai
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If Solaris is to compete with Linux head-to-head, then a stable driver interface is going to be a strong selling point. By that point, though, it may be that most of the Linux driver interfaces will have already reached a state of de facto stability. We'll see ;-)


True, but for me, I think its going to be interesting to see where Linux is going to come up - if Sun really push hard for Solaris in the enterprise; FreeBSD will always hang around as a bastion for University students - where is Linux going to sit?

I have a feeling that Linux will be *the* operating system for embedded operating systems - and honestly, I don't why some see this as a bad thing; if we have Solaris/FreeBSD/Windows/MacOS X with a small number of Linux on the desktop, but millions upon millions running Linux everyday with their mobile, mp3 player and pda.

For me, I think its good - the future shouldn't be able the infighting between the different *NIX's, but instead working together to fight a common enemy - that enemy being the promotion of closed formats and the likes of Microsoft.

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