Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:49 UTC
Linux Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards.
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Intel to the rescue
by KenJackson on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:11 UTC
KenJackson
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2005-07-18

Intel has new plans for its open-source graphics driver work, ... "It's not released yet," he said.

It seems the two most popular graphics card manufactureres are nVidia and ATI. There are a whole bunch of others, but I'm not aware if you can buy an Intel graphics card. But if they come out with a decent card and a good GPL'd driver, the whole F/OSS world would flock to them. Do it, Intel!

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RE: Intel to the rescue
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:55 in reply to "Intel to the rescue"
cr8dle2grave Member since:
2005-07-11

The Intel i810 driver is open source and supports 3d acceleration on their more recent chipsets. That said, Intels video chipsets are not competitive with those from ATI/NVIDIA. But if you're not a gamer they're more than adequate for most people's purposes.

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