I'm wondering, is there anyone who *doesn't* play 3D games who even cares about this?
I've been using Intel's open-source drivers for years without any problems. I'm in the process
of buying a new notebook, and the first thing I did was eliminate from consideration anything
that doesn't have Intel GMA X3100 graphics. That still leaves me with a lot of good systems
to choose from.
I guess if I were a gamer I would just dual boot Windows. If you're going to use proprietary
software for something as critical as a graphics driver, why not go whole-hog and use a
proprietary OS as well?