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Re: Possibly offtopic : Binary only driver

On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 16:34 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 17:04:35 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > c) Buy only supported 3D cards, or cards with it's proprietary component
> > in userspace
> I'm not aware of any (good) 3D cards with open source drivers.

Some ATI cards have a good 3D support. Check gatos.sf.net

> Here's a post from a Linux sysadmin who ended up going with Solaris for
> some new systems because of this issue. He explains it better than me:
> http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=130413&cid=10880742
> Relevant quote:
> "In fact, I recently had to ditch Linux for a project which required four
> different third-party add-ons, because I couldn't find a Linux
> distribution common to those supported by all four. We had to buy a Sun
> machine and use Solaris, because Sun has the common sense to keep a
> consistent driver API across each major version."

Certification criteria is 99.99% of the time bullshit. If those vectors
are the only vectors that sysadmin can think of... well, I have pity on
him. Either he should know more, or he's being imposed great pains.


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