Last edited by timofonic; 10-09-2009 at 08:03 PM.
Last edited by marek; 10-09-2009 at 08:11 PM.
Better call Win7 as huge SP for Vista, then you know why most drivers still work
I can't speak to RadeonHD, but to add to what Dave Airlie and Drogoran posted, what you write about nouveau is fairly majorly untrue. Ben Skeggs (one of the lead nouveau developers, and a Red Hat employee) debunks your article here:
I add to that some more evidence...
that's the list of bugs closed in nouveau in the last six months, and that's just Fedora reports - upstream reports and reports handled in other distros will add more.
Also I'd add an observation: when drivers make architecture changes, the news and comment sites kill them for being 'unstable' or introducing regressions (see: intel)...apparently, when drivers don't make major architecture changes but instead concentrate on fixing bugs and adding badly-needed functionality like working suspend/resume support, the news and comment sites declare them dead. Heh.
sabriah: as kano said, Windows 7 driver support is actually pretty good. I've run it on a couple of systems and it's supported all hardware (except the media keys on an Acer laptop) out of the box. It's almost as good as Linux in that regard, now.
Oh well. I had hoped for a long time that noveau would bring a free 3d for my older nvidia cards (Geforce2 and 3) but now ... well, I'm having some ATIs now which save me some power while even having more 2d and 3d capabilities. Though both are R600 based which means support is not 100% yet.
I think it's about time for radeonHD and xf86-video-ati forces to merge for the greater good. xf86-video-ati is going to support all the R600 and up anyways and in some parts they're even further. I doubt Novell would gain anything with radeonHD alone.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!