The real solution
Posted May 24, 2006 6:35 UTC (Wed) by h2
In reply to: The real solution
Parent article: Kororaa and the GPL - Update 1
There's a certain irony to the fact that in order to use a gpl graphics driver you are forced into buying a board/processor from half of the famed 'wintel' cartel. Not to mention that amds are just ahead of the game at this point.
It would be great to see the intel chips be put on a card though, pci-e, if it was reasonably cheap I'd happily dump my nvidia and go full free gpl, anyone who underestimates the danger of using proprietary drivers to view your monitor with everything else gpl'ed or free software is making a mistake.
I've been following the debate on this around the web this week especially, and it makes no sense, how can you think that using gpl stuff like linux is great and then at the same time support binary only drivers like nvidia/ati?
Unfortunately there's not a lot that can be done at this point short of buying intel boards and cpus, but I'm not willing to do that. Here's hoping that someone at intel decides to make a straight video/graphics card based on open drivers.
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