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    Default Nouveau Merged In Gallium3D 0.2

    Phoronix: Nouveau Merged In Gallium3D 0.2

    Stephane Marchesin, the leader of the Nouveau project, has announced that the Mesa work has been merged into the Gallium3D version 0.2 branch instead of being developed in an independent branch. Nouveau is the community project that's been reverse-engineering NVIDIA's binary Linux driver in order to provide an open-source 2D and 3D driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg1MQ

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    This should eventuelly lead to an open-source nvidia compiz and gaming compatible driver, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eragon View Post
    This should eventuelly lead to an open-source nvidia compiz and gaming compatible driver, right?
    That's the idea.

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    Now what bugs me is... Why would someone want an open source driver to play a closed source game?
    And before you rebut me, if you're going to run a completely open source system, then more power to you.

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    Because the reason we like open source is that it usually results in _better_ source. The more flexibility the end user has with what they use, the better. As of now, the best games out there happen to be proprietary. That may change, but right now, that's the way it is.

    I don't use open source stuff because I'm an idealist, I use it 'cause it's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superppl View Post
    Now what bugs me is... Why would someone want an open source driver to play a closed source game?
    And before you rebut me, if you're going to run a completely open source system, then more power to you.
    I play those games because they are fun, and I am not willing to have less fun for some ideal

    I also use propietary codecs, flash, and even opera is a web browser because it has more features and is more stable than firefox.
    Google earth and picasa are installed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by superppl View Post
    Now what bugs me is... Why would someone want an open source driver to play a closed source game?
    And before you rebut me, if you're going to run a completely open source system, then more power to you.
    Security and stability! Someone already hinted that open source tends to yield superior technology. True, but that is beside the main point. Driver code has privileges that can mess up your system. Closed source apps or games running in user space is perfectly OK if you want to go down that road but everything concerning the operating system and the kernel must be transparent so that we can all sleep safe at nights.

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    I'd just like to say "More power to these guys!". I don't currently use their driver, but I'm really rooting for them to get to the point where loss of features/performance becomes insignificant relative to my want of OSS solutions.

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    So will radeon and radeonhd be incorporated too?

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    And Intel?

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