Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Apr 8, 2012 19:40 UTC (Sun) by rqosa
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> Well, the history repeats itself with GPU, at least.
Not so much; right now there are only three major desktop GPU manufacturers (Intel, AMD, nVidia), all of which have free drivers available for all GPU variants up to almost the newest ones, and the latter two manufacturers also have proprietary drivers for Linux. And for mobile GPUs, proprietary drivers for Linux are readily available, and work is underway on free drivers for one mobile GPU family/manufacturer.
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