Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Oct 2009 22:10 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX "In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Twelve pages worth of questions were accumulated and we finally have the answers to a majority of them. NVIDIA's Andy Ritger, who leads the user-space side of the NVIDIA UNIX Graphics Driver team for workstation, desktop, and notebook GPUs, answered these questions. With that said, there are some great, in-depth technical answers and not the usual marketing speak found in many interviews."
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RE: Well...
by averycfay on Tue 20th Oct 2009 22:35 UTC in reply to "Well..."
averycfay
Member since:
2005-08-29

I can't disagree with you more.

intel: Intel drivers are not high quality. Look at all the people bitching about intel performance in Ubuntu 9.04. When that's fixed, you're still going to be left with hardware that can barely run a 3d app. For people who just want compiz that's fine, but for anything else, intel is not an option.

ati: I realize they've released a bunch of documentation. Their drivers still suck though (and I'm including both the open source drivers and the binary ones). Maybe, just maybe if one of the developers working on the ati open source drivers has your exact card you'll get "okay" 2d performance.

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RE[2]: Well...
by emilsedgh on Wed 21st Oct 2009 15:50 in reply to "RE: Well..."
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

Intel has been seriousely working on their drivers with a huge amount of refactoring on underlying infastructure.

Ati is also working on a new free driver.

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RE[3]: Well...
by jokkel on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 11:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Well..."
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

Promises, promises. The same promises we've heard before so many times.

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RE[2]: Well...
by FishB8 on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 04:00 in reply to "RE: Well..."
FishB8 Member since:
2006-01-16

Intel's graphics drivers are fairly well written. It's the graphics chips themselves that suck.

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