Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2008 10:44 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Intel At the Linux.Conf.Au conference today, Intel has announced NDA-free programming documentation covering the 965 Express and G35 Express IGPs. Intel's display driver has long been open-source, but up until now, they have not been releasing the programming documentation for these products to the public. This move comes months after AMD announced their new open-source strategy and began releasing register documentation on their R500 and R600 GPUs. These newly released documents by Intel even cover 3D and video programming for their IGPs.
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RE[2]: NVIDIA
by Oliver on Fri 1st Feb 2008 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE: NVIDIA"
Oliver
Member since:
2006-07-15

Intel does open source since a long time, this is just the documentation for the source. AMD/ATI is in a inferior situation, but nVidia doesn't need such manoveurs. So if there is a need for nVidia, they will certainly do it at once.

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RE[3]: NVIDIA
by kaiwai on Fri 1st Feb 2008 17:28 in reply to "RE[2]: NVIDIA"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

How is Intel in an inferior situation, they have 30% of the marketplace - not too bad if you ask me.

The largest growing segment is the mobile segment, Intel has that market cornered by Intel, ergo, Intel will be running most of the machines in future.

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RE[4]: NVIDIA
by repvik on Sat 2nd Feb 2008 08:31 in reply to "RE[3]: NVIDIA"
repvik Member since:
2005-07-04

While Intel has an advantage in the Mobile market, you can't just equate current marketshare with future success.

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