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[4]: Go Intel!
by kaiwai on Fri 11th May 2007 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Go Intel!"
kaiwai
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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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