X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 27, 2006 22:33 UTC (Sun) by stolennomenclature
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
I think it is interesting to speculate as to why Nvidia has not added the texture-from-bitmap call to its drivers yet. Presumably to test and demonstrate the AIGLX technology their must be an open source driver with this functionality. Surely Nvidia can match the achievements of the OS community? Why is it taking so long?
I suspect that one of the comments already posted noting the possibility of Nvidia and ATI waiting for Microsoft Vista (pressure from MKicrosoft either direct or indirect or both) may well be correct.
Intel seems to be making the best long term move - by opening up its graphics drivers whilst already shipping the most GPU's, it may sound the death knell for these other companies. ATI already looks like its being absorbed in the manner of Digital and Compaq.
Hope they do the way of the dodo - good riddance. I'm waiting impatiently to buy the first Intel graphics card in the shops. Anyone want a cheap Nvidia?
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