Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Apr 2010 16:55 UTC
Apple "After an unusually long wait, Apple has finally released updated models of its MacBook Pro line of notebooks. The 15" and 17" models offer the latest Core i5 and i7 processors, though the 13" model still uses a Core 2 Duo processor. But new processors aren't the only improvement; Apple has also seen fit to increase the base RAM configuration to 4GB on all models and bump the hard drive and SSD options. And Apple claims battery life has been improved, with some models now going as long as 10 hours without plugging in."
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RE[2]: from apple?
by zdzichu on Wed 14th Apr 2010 06:36 UTC in reply to "RE: from apple? "
zdzichu
Member since:
2006-11-07

It certainly possible in Linux, was done as PoC by Radeon developer: http://airlied.livejournal.com/71734.html

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RE[3]: from apple?
by _txf_ on Wed 14th Apr 2010 10:11 in reply to "RE[2]: from apple? "
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Possible, yes, with lots of caveats and nasty hacks. Time to get it working properly 6-12 months if someone were inclined to do so, which does not appear to be the case.

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RE[3]: from apple?
by computeruser on Wed 14th Apr 2010 20:37 in reply to "RE[2]: from apple? "
computeruser Member since:
2009-07-21

I didn't say it wasn't possible, just that nVidia didn't support the feature on Linux.
From the linked page:

To make this as good as Windows we need to seriously re-architect the X server + drivers.

X.org/Linux is now missing display capabilities that are present in Windows and Mac OS X. Reminds me of how XFree86 was missing dynamic desktop size/resolution/output changing for years after Mac and Windows systems had it.

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RE[4]: from apple?
by _txf_ on Wed 14th Apr 2010 23:04 in reply to "RE[3]: from apple? "
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I would blame the whole xfree mess on complete and utter willful mismanagement.

What we have now is just lack of resources, and a lack of desire to admit that X.org is backward, with the only features in it's favour more or less relegated to very niche uses. Also there are no free modern drivers that integrate properly which is what most graphics manpower is attempting to correct.

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