Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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RE: 3D Graphics Dependancies
by orestes on Fri 29th Apr 2011 23:45 UTC in reply to "3D Graphics Dependancies"
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Requiring 3D isn't for the effects so much as it is for the rendering performance and smoothness it brings. The visual bling is just a side effect. It's not even an unreasonable expectation that machines have 3D cards these days, even cell phones are starting to get decent chipsets with good 3D capabilities.

The problem as we're all acutely aware is the drivers, which are getting better all the time but still aren't there yet for everyone.

I completely agree that inconsistency between "fallback" and normal workflows are ultimately a bad idea though. If anything it's a temporary band aid for the transitional period more than an actual solution.

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RE[2]: 3D Graphics Dependancies
by Savior on Sat 30th Apr 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE: 3D Graphics Dependancies"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

The problem as we're all acutely aware is the drivers, which are getting better all the time but still aren't there yet for everyone.


I'm sorry, but when I learned English, "better" still meant... well, better; in this case, more functionality, increased stability and speed, etc. I have an Intel card, and I must tell you that in this last 3 years, the quality curve looked like the track of a roller coaster, which, even at it topmost point was nowhere near acceptable. And currently we are heading down.

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

I can only speak for the AMD side. The gallium drivers have been improving with every release on my Fedora boxes, to the point where I don't even bother with the Catalysts unless I really need the extra rendering performance.

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