Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by adel
X11, Window Managers Seth Nickell posted some screenshots and videos showing the experimental Luminocity window manager & Cairo which enable a XOrg-based desktop to get accelerated GL eye candy graphics. update: more here.
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RE: ATI vs. NV on Linux
by Roy on Thu 24th Mar 2005 17:52 UTC

r300+ chipsets are being very quickly reverse engineered

Ummm. The 9700 (first R300 chipset) was released in late 2002. What exactly is your definition of "quickly"? I bought a Ti4200 in late 2002 and have had good accelerated drivers since I bought it. Yes, these are closed source drivers. If you must have open source drivers, don't buy either ATI or nvidia. Neither company actually supports open source drivers anymore. ATI used to, but that is in the past. I think Intel actually has the best record right now with open source video drivers (not sure where Matrox stands nowadays).