Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Apr 2009 20:09 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX LinuxFund and the Open Graphics Project are teaming up to raise funds and supply 10 Open Graphics Development boards to open source developers. After several years in development the Open Graphics project is offering pre-orders of development boards. The Open Graphics Project aims to design an open source hardware/open architecture and standard for graphics cards, primarily targeting free software/open source operating systems. LinuxFund is accepting donations on their website to help fund the project. Additionally you can pre-order an OGD1 board for yourself through Traversal Technology.
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Good Luck
by abraxas on Mon 13th Apr 2009 13:45 UTC
abraxas
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The final product is something I would seriously consider buying if it really does work out to be something that is not only easy to develop open source drivers for but also gets decent graphics performance. It doesn't need to be top of the line, only usable for a 3D desktop and popular 3D applications (other than games). It's not an easy market to get into though and I fear it's going to be a very difficult prospect to sell enough of these to make them price/performance practical compared Nvidia, ATI, and even Intel. Now that laptops are more popular than desktops it's going to be even more difficult.

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