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Re: Possibly offtopic : Binary only driver

On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 19:26 -0500, Paul Iadonisi wrote:

>   *Someone* will produce a decent graphics card on Linux and provide
> Free Software drivers that will end up in the stock distributions of the
> Linux kernel and X.org.

give intel and via 2 more generations...
Already the new intel 9xx series is a step forward. Granted, it's not
yet there for the serious gamers, but it's a huge step forward. Two more
such steps... 
And intel is being a very nice player and not only allows others to make
drivers, but even funded the writing of the drivers.

>   Any company migrating most of their desktops to Linux will suddenly
> see an opportunity.  Some additional percentage (1-2% maybe?) of their

also, remember that most business desktop people do NOT need 3D. In
fact, employers rather not have their employees play games at work :)
In that market, the extra $100 for the nvidia card is just added
expense, and even if it comes built into the machine, the nv driver will
be good enough

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