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It's not brilliant, when you consider this -
* Give the documentation to open-source
* Bring their standard up to match pripriatory
* Stop developing propriatory
* ??????
* PROFIT!!!

(and I mean profit literally, as they cut developer costs)

I might be in the minority, but I couldn't care less if the drivers are open-source or not. I just want the best performance, whatever the method.
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This move is absolutely not motivated by SteamOS's coming release. It's out of good faith and not driven by money. lol
Edited by Kaldari - 9/25/13 at 6:48am
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I might be in the minority, but I couldn't care less if the drivers are open-source or not. I just want the best performance, whatever the method.

This.

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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post

This move is absolutely not motivated by SteamOS's coming release. It's out of good faith and not driven by money. lol

I take it you work for free and everyone gives you a place to live, a car to drive, a computer, internet and electricity to play with and food to eat for free ... no money needed? rolleyes.gif

Welcome to the real world, where the notion of a Star Trek "Federation" is still just a pipe dream ... and even in there, there is still "Gold Pressed Latinum".
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/25/13 at 6:52am
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I take it you work for free and everyone gives you a place to live, a car to drive, a computer, internet and electricity to play with and food to eat for free ... no money needed? rolleyes.gif

Welcome to the real world, where the notion of a Star Trek "Federation" is still just a pipe dream ... and even in there, there is still "Gold Pressed Latinum".

Where did you pull all that from? (rhetorical)

I was obviously referring to the bad blood between Linus and Nvidia.

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Out of the box support for Optimus (including power management) would be great.

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Last time I checked AMD has been providing drivers for a while now.... *double checks their website* Yep, there is a 32 bit and a 64 bit driver for Linux on their site...
There are proprietary NVIDIA drivers too, but this is about the open source drivers.
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It's not brilliant, when you consider this -
* Give the documentation to open-source
* Bring their standard up to match pripriatory
* Stop developing propriatory
* ??????
* PROFIT!!!

(and I mean profit literally, as they cut developer costs)

I might be in the minority, but I couldn't care less if the drivers are open-source or not. I just want the best performance, whatever the method.

I definitely agree, but at the same time, anything that gets gaming away from windows, I am onboard.
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