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    Default VIA Chrome 9 Hardware Documentation Released

    Phoronix: VIA Chrome 9 Hardware Documentation Released

    While it was just a couple weeks ago that a VIA Technologies representative had admitted to me their Linux / open-source strategy is basically dead (and they had failed in delivering their Linux goals for 2010), it seems that today the first Chrome 9 (VIA VX900 IGP) documentation has been released. It appears to originate from VIA Technologies but this public release is coming to the community through the OpenChrome driver project. This documentation covers the 2D, 3D, and video engines for these integrated graphics processors...

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

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    Gotta love Google for just making themselve useful, wether you use their services or not...

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    Okay. CC license, lots of specs, that might be good for something.
    I know that a driver won't pop up within a week, but now the devs have at least a chance to write a driver and not have be so desperate that they're fixing typos in code comments. Sadly there are even OLDER chips that still not seem to get the love that they need (Unichromes, e.g. CLE266).
    Still, a first step in the right direction.
    I'll watch the situation but still stay away from hope.

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    Wow! <- I said that out loud when I read the headline.

    Kudos to VIA, better late than never! Shame my HP2133 might start collecting dust now that Fusion ultraportables start hitting the shelves.

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    Eh nvm, I think it's a different IGP >.<

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    Default Always a downer, eh Mike?

    This is more than nVidia ever did for Free driver development, mind you. Or Intel, in the case of Poulsbo. This is what everyone always wants from vendors. This is what they owe us. Sure, there's work to be done, fine-- but you can't say it's too early to applaud this move on VIA's part.

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    Default This deserved from page treatment!

    Now this deserves from page treatment! Where can one buy chome9 hardware (desktop or laptop)?

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