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Announced this morning at the second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a new open-source driver development initiative. VIA Technologies has announced its strategic open-source driver development initiative.
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We just need nvidia now.
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Yay, support!
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If that support includes the V700, I will be very happy - it'll mean I can finally justify buying the PicoITX toolkit (comes with everything you need, except ram and a hard drive). If not, then I'll wait for the next PicoITX release with the V800...
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We just need nvidia now.
nvidia already has good linux drivers
 
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nvidia already has good linux drivers
Not open source drivers.
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Not open source drivers.
At least we have drivers and they work.

I wouldn't mind closed source programs and drivers, as long as they working on Linux. If we can get stuff working on Linux, I think that's better than the companies keeping away completely because people are going to keep saying, "No! Open source! Now!"
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why isnt this in the news section?
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Nice. This will help with the newer Everex pc's and subnotebooks (uses VIA hardware).
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why isnt this in the news section?
Because no one cares about this stuff over there. I already posted like 5 things over there (about Linux) and no one bothers with a reply. Not even a "Linux sucks" ... that's how bad it is.

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At least we have drivers and they work.

I wouldn't mind closed source programs and drivers, as long as they working on Linux. If we can get stuff working on Linux, I think that's better than the companies keeping away completely because people are going to keep saying, "No! Open source! Now!"

ATI proprietary drivers work beautifully. They may not have the performance (in some cases there is a 60% gap between Windows and Linux drivers ), but they get the job done. Even when it comes to proprietary stuff, AMD is far more friendly towards Linux than nvidia ever was. Can't wait for Gallium thought; not having hardware accelerated opengl2.x really sucks.
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Because no one cares about this stuff over there. I already posted like 5 things over there (about Linux) and no one bothers with a reply. Not even a "Linux sucks" ... that's how bad it is.
Yeah, the Linux folks are always around this subforum, so posting here gets the information to the people that need to see it.

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ATI proprietary drivers work beautifully. They may not have the performance (in some cases there is a 60% gap between Windows and Linux drivers ), but they get the job done. Even when it comes to proprietary stuff, AMD is far more friendly towards Linux than nvidia ever was. Can't wait for Gallium thought; not having hardware accelerated opengl2.x really sucks.
I thought ATI drivers sucked with Linux?
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