Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Feb 2007 21:48 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX "Last October we had compared the performance of the open-source R300 display driver against the closed-source fglrx driver for ATI Radeon graphics cards. In that comparison a Mobility Radeon X300 was used with X.Org 7.1, but we have decided to take another look at this driver comparison under X.Org 7.2. In this last comparison, the fglrx binary blob had greatly outperformed the open-source driver. While the fglrx driver remains faster, has the performance delta between these two drivers decreased?"
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RE[2]: why
by Damind on Tue 6th Feb 2007 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE: why"
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Quarrier, FYI, I will us any OS that is best for the job. I do hope you understand what that means. We all need to stop this BS about who uses what and which is best because they all have there strengths and weakness. I have never seen a perfect OS on any lever be it server or desktop. I just think that the person who makes the hardware should be responsible for giving it users what they need. So if the demand is really there why not show it and then they will have no choice but to do so. In the end it all comes down to money. where are the sales coming from.
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RE[3]: why
by twenex on Wed 7th Feb 2007 00:35 in reply to "RE[2]: why"
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Quarrier, FYI, I will us any OS that is best for the job.

As a free software user/advocate, so will I.

I do hope you understand what that means.

Yes, it means I will use the platform that is in for the long haul. The list of proprietary platforms that have fallen by the wayside is legion, and I have been bitten by the fate of at least two of them myself. The fact that Microsoft is a monopoly is due not only to its support for developers and its kill-kill!-KILL! attitude to the competition, but because the only alternative in the closed-source world is to have a lot of incompatible systems. People complain about the differences between Linuces, but they pale in comparison to the differences between the ZX Spectrum monitor and the Commodore 64 Kernal [sic], AmigaOS, AtariTOS, and RiscOS, VMS, UNIX and RDOS, Linux and Windows, or even differing Unices. Not only that, but all indications are that the differences between Linuces, unlike those between Unices, are actually being *minimized* as time goes on.

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