Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 23:05 UTC
Legal "Between slagging each other off with cartoons [...] and taking each other to court over chipset licenses, there's been no love lost between NVIDIA and Intel over the past few years - but it looks like the war is over. The two companies just announced a new six-year cross-licensing deal that will see Intel paying NVIDIA a total of $1.5b over the next five years for access to NVIDIA's technology, while also giving NVIDIA a license to some of Intel's patents. The two companies have also agreed to drop all pending litigation, because you know, they're now friends who just exchanged a billion and half dollars."
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RE[2]: nice
by Savior on Tue 11th Jan 2011 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE: nice"
Savior
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2006-09-02

Meh, they still wont source their drivers. Makes them useless on most OSs.

The Intel graphic drivers are open source, and they have been broken for about 3 years under linux. As for myself, I would exchange an open source driver for a working one any day.

Edited 2011-01-11 08:19 UTC

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RE[3]: nice
by _txf_ on Tue 11th Jan 2011 10:24 in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Broken is a bit too far, but in this case intel would have to base its new binary blob upon the old driver or start from scratch. So you have a binary based upon a less than perfect driver or you wait until they make a new driver (remember it can't use kms or drm at all).

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RE[4]: nice
by vodoomoth on Wed 12th Jan 2011 12:34 in reply to "RE[3]: nice"
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2010-03-30

So what manufacturer should one choose? I mean "which from AMD or Nvidia" as I don't trust Intel for graphics chips. I'm looking for a high-end card that I can run under Linux with BOINC clients.

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