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[3]: Go Intel!
by marc on Fri 11th May 2007 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Go Intel!"
marc
Member since:
2006-07-24

The problem for nVidia is that part of enabling new sales is to ensure that your existing clients become repeat clients.

If you focus on new sales at the expense of existing clients, eventually there will be no new clients to purchase your products, as prospective purchasers will become disenchanted and look elsewhere.

Of course the fundamental problem for Linux users is that we hold no financial influence when it comes to our marketshare as compared to Windows purchasers.

Thus, we have no fundamental ability to influence nVidia's priorities or their allocation of technical resources in this situation.

So they focus on sales to OEMS to ensure that folks like Dell can sell XPS type systems with high end cards or on the aftermarket for high end cards for gamers who are upgrading existing desktop HW.

When it comes to Linux, they are now focusing on supporting new high end gamer's cards at the expense of supporting the rest of us.

None of which frankly, do I care about.

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RE[4]: Go Intel!
by kaiwai on Fri 11th May 2007 22:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Go Intel!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Of course the fundamental problem for Linux users is that we hold no financial influence when it comes to our marketshare as compared to Windows purchasers.


I disagree; as 'technical users' we're the ideal customer - we don't ask for technical support, we tend to purchase those cards with good margins, and we evangelise when good support is provided for our operating system of choice - free PR for the company

More importantly, we have a large influence over end users by virtue of being the 'go to guy' when people want advice over what hardware or software to purchase - we give advice, we install it for them, we configure it for them.

All I say to the likes of Ati, Nvidia and Intel - fear the geek, because we have great influence over our friend's and family's purchasing decisions - piss us off with an anti-UNIX stance by virtue of failing to provide drivers for our operating system of choice, and face people getting advice not to purchase hardware from your company.

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