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Intel Open Sources their Graphics Drivers August 10, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Tech News.

Right now, Linux users typically rely on proprietary driver software if they want to use graphics acceleration chips and hardware to improve graphics performance–to speed up displays of 3D tanks in a battle video game, for example.

But this proprietary approach poses ethical, legal and practical problems. Intel sees the open-source move as a way to attract customers to its graphics products–such as its upcoming 965 Express chipset–and give it an advantage over rivals ATI Technologies and Nvidia.

Link to article

Open Source Driver site 

My Thoughts; Just a way to undermine ATI and Nvidia and for Intel to glow and claim how great they are.  Definately a first.  If Tom Yager is right then I guess this will really affect some buying decisions.



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