Proving a negative
Posted Jul 27, 2006 13:23 UTC (Thu) by gdt
In reply to: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Parent article: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Yes, but the market for cutting edge 3D graphics on linux for people who are opposed to binary drivers is small.
That's a rather definate statement of a negative and I'm wondering how you've come to that conclusion. As one simple example, two unrelated groups I know of looked at using small PCs with high end graphics cards to implement a video wall of large size and high resolution (think of the walls you see in James Bond movies) to be driven from a supercomputer. About 1,000 cards in each proposal.
Both proposals foundered because they needed small changes to the graphics drivers. Proceeding with closed source drivers and hoping for the best was too high a risk for the project sponsors.
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