Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:16 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts.
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RE: Re: Nvidia
by Crono on Sat 15th Sep 2007 22:44 UTC in reply to "Re: Nvidia"
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My choice, I'm sticking with Nvidia who not only makes great cards but has supported Linux for a long time.

I'm not that sure. If the drivers are actually working and support 3D out of the box (because included in Xorg) in a year or two I'd definately get an ATI card next time.
Of course do the NVidia drivers work most of the time. But I had some trouble using their recent drivers because I'm using Debian Etch (maybe the kernel or Xorg is too old for the recent versions?) and so I need to use the legacy drivers.

The drivers CAN work, but they don't have to. If they're completely integrated into Xorg the support would probably far better AND you don't have to worry that much about the kernel or which Xorg-version you're running.

Maybe ATI is planning to sell more of their cards by integrating 3D drivers into Xorg so that vendors selling Linux-based systems (Dell i.e.) will use their cards?

Well, we'll see how it will work out.

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