Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:01 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
3D News, GL, DirectX "We have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver."
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RE: Very few games for linux
by msundman on Sat 6th May 2006 20:13 UTC in reply to "Very few games for linux"
msundman
Member since:
2005-07-06

> The author said in the article that there is no point to
> open source the 3d driver for linux because there are
> very few games on that platform.

Why would anyone make 3D games for GNU/Linux when there are no decent graphics drivers for it?

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Why would anyone write decent drivers for GNU/Linux when there are few 3d games for it? A chicken and the egg problem, me thinks

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Games aren't the only thing that requires 3D, as others have said, Maya, Softimage, etc all have Linux versions as well. Not to mention a lot of scientific uses for 3D imagery (astronomy programs as one example)

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