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Craig Box craig@d...
Thu Aug 10 13:20:42 NZST 2006

Ian McDonald wrote:
> Good news for us Linux users:
> Hopefully AMD/ATI and nvidia follow suit but don't hold your breath.

(originally from)

They've had open-source drivers for their hardware for some time: quoth the
truely excellent Keith Packard:

    Intel has made free software drivers available for all of its graphics
adapters since the i810, so if it says 'Intel graphics' on the label, you
can be sure that free software will support it.

    The release today adds support for the brand-new i965 chips which add
advanced rendering capabilities to Intel's graphics adapters, including the
ability to support OpenGL vertex shaders and hardware T&L. As far as I can
tell, while the hardware has been announced, it's not yet available from
retailers yet.

But, as for AMD/ATI?  Ask, and ye shall receive? - If it happens,
it's yet another reason to love AMD.  Good to see competition in the chip


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