Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2007 16:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
3D News, GL, DirectX With the Open Graphics Project advancing slowly a few students picked up the idea to do it all smaller, faster, and more importantly, cheaper. From the site: "We'd love to have an OGD1 card and are amazed by it's specifications, but for us and a lot of people, this card is simply too much. So that's where this card comes in, to give you all the fun of developing on programmable hardware, designing video cards and architectures, for a price that won't hurt your wallet."
Thread beginning with comment 283907
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
This is great!
by penguin7009 on Sat 10th Nov 2007 17:31 UTC
penguin7009
Member since:
2005-07-10

I have been waiting for this type of announcement for years now. Thankfully we have many devs working on software for Linux but not to many working on the hardware side with the aim of creating the hardware from the ground up to work on linux.

Many are working on the driver development side of other manufacturers hardware. Now if Conanical could pick up the ball a provide some funds and an existing manufacturer could get a vision for the production, well the future could start looking very good for linux.

penguin

Reply Score: 4

Not just Linux
by Morgan on Sun 11th Nov 2007 03:58 in reply to "This is great!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Other open source and free operating systems could potentially benefit from this as well. I would love to start seeing hardware with fully open specs and drivers so that Haiku, the *BSDs and ReactOS can really get in the game. As others have pointed out, this is not much more than proof-of-concept at this early stage, but it's a positive step towards a very bright future.

Reply Parent Score: 2