OT: Accelerated 3D GFX cards with Free drivers (was Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: The best distro for music creation)

Rob Fell rob at curates-egg.org
Wed Dec 14 13:54:49 EST 2005


Lee Revell wrote:
> ... It would be understandable if
> there was no 3D hardware available with open drivers but that's not the
> case.

Given that I'm considering building a new machine, can you point to 
references please?  I wasn't aware any 3D GFX manufacturer had released 
any significant specs/code...

> 
> Really this is all a depressing reminder that as far as Linux has come
> over the years people are STILL buying hardware to run Windows on it.
> They would rather have a 5% better framerate in some game than support
> free software.  Is the highest purpose of Linux really just to run
> proprietary games and VST plugins using Wine?  If so then I'm wasting my
> time.

You're not wasting your time, Lee.  I don't own a copy of MS Windows 
(nor could I countenance a 'backup' from a friend).  I run Linux, and 
that's all.

cheers
Rob


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