Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE: AMD is doing the same
by chithanh on Sat 15th Sep 2012 20:10 UTC in reply to "AMD is doing the same"
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AMD is not doing the same, there are working open source drivers for the Brazos chipsets, with 2D, 3D and VDPAU video decode acceleration through Gallium3D (currently MPEG2 only). AMD won't market Hondo for Linux, that is all.

Intel on the other hand refuses to provide any Linux source code or programming documentation regarding acceleration on their PowerVR based Atoms. Now with Clover Trail it seems they won't even produce proprietary drivers. Not that their psb and emgd drivers generated much enthusiasm anyway.

Edited 2012-09-15 20:12 UTC

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