Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2007 18:17 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Intel "The Intel 965GM Express Chipset represents the first mobile product that implements fourth generation Intel graphics architecture. Designed to support advanced rendering features in modern graphics APIs, this chipset includes support for programmable vertex, geometry, and fragment shaders. Extending Intel's commitment to work with the X.org and Mesa communities to continuously improve and enhance the drivers, support for this new chipset is provided through the X.org 2.0 Intel driver and the Mesa 6.5.3 releases. These drivers represent significant work by both Intel and the broader open source community."
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RE: Intel conspiracy?
by Maners on Fri 11th May 2007 20:11 UTC in reply to "Intel conspiracy?"
Maners
Member since:
2005-07-26

I don't think that what Nvidia says is actually the real reason. If they had a good will to support FLOSS they could simply provide GPU specs to e.g nouveau developers. All the specs would have to provide would be what values to put into GPU registers to trigger certain functionality which perform calculation in the hardware and returns the result. They don't need to reveal IP in order to support FLOSS drivers.

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RE[2]: Intel conspiracy?
by leech on Fri 11th May 2007 22:22 in reply to "RE: Intel conspiracy?"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I think at one point the nvidia-glx drivers did work and were open source. Then about the time the Geforce 2 or 3 came out, the project stopped.

It definitely will be nice once the nouveau project matures. Though at least the nVidia drivers, while closed source, are quite good performance and feature wise, unlike the ATI ones.

I just wish Intel or Matrox or someone besides nVidia and ATI would get out some high end 3D hardware with opened drivers for Linux.

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RE[3]: Intel conspiracy?
by Vanders on Sat 12th May 2007 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Intel conspiracy?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

XGI provide Open Source drivers. It was also be logical for S3 to provide open drivers, as they're hardly making a killing in the market right now and it couldn't do any harm. I don't really think you can call either of these two companies hardware "high end" though. Higher than a GeForce 4 or Radeon 9250, certainly, but they can't compete with nVidia and ATI at the top end.

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