Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jun 2009 21:53 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
PC-BSD A known and usual problem with alternative operating systems is getting them on normal users' desktops. OEMs won't take you seriously until you gain massive traction, and even then your chances are still pretty low. So, iXsystems, PC-BSD's parent company, decided to take matters into its own hands, and has unveiled a PC-BSD workstation, with a PC-BSD laptop under way.
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RE[3]: Still missing nVidia x64
by j-kidd on Tue 30th Jun 2009 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Still missing nVidia x64"
j-kidd
Member since:
2005-07-06

I voted with my money and got a laptop with intel graphic chipset. After using it for a year, I have this to say:

f--k open source intel graphic driver

I will take nvidia proprietary driver any day of the week.

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echo.ranger Member since:
2007-01-17

Funny, I did the same thing (bought a Thinkpad R60 with Intel graphics just to run Linux/X11) and I haven't looked back since. The Intel driver has been much better for my stress-level than the Nvidia drivers (installs as part of the base OS, works without hassles and a few xorg.conf tweaks have greatly improved performance). Granted, I don't play 3D FPS games on my laptop, but for standard 3d and visual effects it can't be beat in my experience.

I'm also still using Xubuntu 8.10, maybe that has something to do with it.

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