Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 17:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "Now that the kernel mode-setting page-flipping for the ATI Radeon DRM kernel module has been merged into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and the respective bits have been set in the xf86-video-ati DDX, we're in the process of running new open-source ATI graphics benchmarks under Linux. Our initial results (included in this article) show these latest improvements to cause some major performance boosts for the open-source ATI driver as it nears the level of performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver."
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RE[5]: great
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 14th Jan 2011 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: great"
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"I am stictly NOT a gamer but I do like to browse the Internet and I do not want my machine to be used as part of a botnet, or as a colection device for my Internet banking passwords.

Windows does not automatically become part of a botnet ... stop spreading FUD.

If you read lemming2's recent posts, you'll see that he's adopted a new talking point to justify that position. His argument is essentially that all closed source software should be presumed to contain malware, because you can't prove with 100% certainty that it doesn't. Which is exactly the reasoning used by people who say "if you value privacy, then you must have something to hide."

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