Forget F/OSS drivers or specs
Posted Jul 26, 2006 6:06 UTC (Wed) by drag
In reply to: Forget F/OSS drivers or specs
Parent article: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Ya Intel is paying Tungsten Graphics to create open source drivers. Documentation is provided under NDA.
They do release specs for most other stuff though.
AMD is much better at it then Intel is. Intel is so-so. They do a good job providing good support for Linux on most stuff, but then they do stupid things like that binary daemon for controlling their new wifi card and making their firmware a download-from-intel-only affair.
I think that Intel wants to have good support for Linux and agree with Greg KH that binary drivers are illegal. Also binary only drivers are nearly impossible to support under Linux, by design.
Work for me, though. Intel isn't doing this out of the kindness of their heart, and I didn't buy a Asus motherboard with their chipset and cpu out of the kindness of mine.
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