Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2007 17:14 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "The last time we had written an article on Nouveau, the community project working on developing an open-source 3D display driver for NVIDIA hardware, was this past January after being enlightened by glxgears finally being able to run on NVIDIA's NV4x GPUs. Since then many developments have occurred with this open-source NVIDIA driver as we have covered in several news postings. In this article today we will share with you where the Nouveau project stands today from a user perspective as well as testing out the driver on a few more NVIDIA systems."
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Hate phoronix
by cyclops on Sat 30th Jun 2007 20:27 UTC
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

@Dr-ROX is this an advertisement
"Browser: Opera/9.50 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.0.8462/20; U; en)"

I hate the phoronix articles. I actually cringe whenever I'm see one...and their benchmarking is quite frankly appalling. Whats worse is that when you get articles concerning *cutting edge* drivers, they are always out of date, and contain little to *NO* information.

The only thing I gleaned from the article is that Fedora looks very pretty


Roguelike:Vanilla Angband (3.0.8 prerelease 1;Mage;Level 27)

Edited 2007-06-30 20:28

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RE: Hate phoronix
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2007 22:04 in reply to "Hate phoronix"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

@Dr-ROX is this an advertisement

OSNews automatically posts mobile user agents. Next time, please contact the OSNews-crew for these matters, don't use the forums.

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RE[2]: Hate phoronix
by spikeb on Sat 30th Jun 2007 23:19 in reply to "RE: Hate phoronix"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

osnews should have an option to post useragents in the preferences, so i can do it too ;)

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RE[2]: Hate phoronix
by cyclops on Sun 1st Jul 2007 15:14 in reply to "RE: Hate phoronix"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

@Thom_Holwerda "OSNews automatically posts mobile user agents. Next time, please contact the OSNews-crew for these matters, don't use the forums."

Then it shouldn't. My question was both civil and accurate, How would I know OS-News promotes Opera. I thought it was a choice of the individual. I didn't take points off him so what are you on about?

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RE: Hate phoronix
by bsharitt on Sun 1st Jul 2007 06:26 in reply to "Hate phoronix"
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

I have to agree about Phoronix. Many of their articles are like this and really devoid of useful content, or filled with useless and meaningless benchmarks.

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RE[2]: Hate phoronix
by miles on Sun 1st Jul 2007 15:31 in reply to "RE: Hate phoronix"
miles Member since:
2006-06-15

Same here. I especially like how they manage to make useless graphic card benchmarks each time Nvivia or ATI release a new driver update, testing only programs nobody uses, and showing a variation from 64,34 FPS to 64,35 FPS ;)

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