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This isn't so much about enforcing the law as it is trying to put the squeeze binary-only modules. Personally, I'm all for it.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 20:45 UTC (Thu) by proski (subscriber, #104)
However, the psychological effect of acknowledging US software patents by Linux hackers and using a technical framework to "enforce" them worldwide should not be underestimated. Those who fought against software patents in Europe can be rightfully upset.
Posted Feb 24, 2006 11:32 UTC (Fri) by atrius (guest, #26979)
And before anyone brings it up, using older cards and using the OpenSource drivers are not options. Telling people they must either use old cards or "crappy", read slow, drivers isn't going to win you users.
As much as it would be nice if there were decent open source drivers for high end video cards, it isn't going to happen any time soon. And no amount of presure from our user community is going to change that right now. We don't have enough of a market presence to force Nvidia and ATi to make those changes, assuming they are not bound by some other agreement that prevents it.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 9:11 UTC (Thu) by gowen (guest, #23914)
I presume you are okay with killing off the desktop market and insuring that in the near to long term there will be no good 3-D performance on Linux systems
When was the last time you were writing an email and had to wait for the screen to update?
Posted Jun 2, 2006 14:38 UTC (Fri) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Just yesterday, in fact. I'm using Gnome and Evolution on my desktop, and I've been using XGL/
Compviz with Nvidia binary drivers. Recently I switched back to the open source nvidia X.org driver,
because of the X 7.1 update and a -mm kernel.
The speed difference in screen updates is massive. The open source driver is painfully
slow. Scrolling a gnome-terminal takes more CPU time than the compile process creating the
output. Switching email messages in Evolution lets me watch various bits of the screen update.
I can hardly wait until Nvidia updates their driver for X 7.1 and I can switch back.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 14:28 UTC (Mon) by nevyn (subscriber, #33129)
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