Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 19:58 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with Nvidia Corp and is an X.Org project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. We would like to make it very clear, however, that the Nouveau driver is no where near completed and still has a great deal of work ahead for the 3D component. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far."
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RE: Let's hope...
by raver31 on Tue 26th Dec 2006 08:54 UTC in reply to "Let's hope..."
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I used to think the ATI open source drivers were crap too... then I had the same results with the binary ones from ATI themselves.
Games were OK, but things like google-earth were not, it would crash or freeze. firefox would crash on pages that showed videos or flash.

I stuck and nvidia card in the same machine, and everything worked sweet.

From this I concluded 2 things.
1: Nvidia and Linux are a great combination, even if (so far) they use proprietary drivers.
2: ATI must be using some APIs in Windows as their cards are amazing in that system.

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