Here is a change that is very significant for me, recently I upgraded my desktops to Intel chipsets and graphics because I got frustrated with Nouveau/nVidia.
Originally Posted by ryao
Intel is known for best documented support for open source.
I have spent the last two days trying to get FreeBSD 9.1 and 10 beta running on my hardware and I found out that my Ivybridge Intel Graphics is not supported.
The processor is an Intel g2020 with builtin graphics. Compared to nVidia is a true pleasure to install Linux.
I have used FreeBSD a decade ago (release 4.*) and I wanted to use it again.
Hardware support was a problem then, and it still is!
Today I found out that Xorg-server is three years old and here I show you what that means to me.
No desktop effects for FreeBSD and poor picture drawing (VESA):
Debian Jessie Xorg.log.0:
X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 amd64
(II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G,
E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, IGD_GM, IGD_G, 965G, G35,
965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33,
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset,
Intel Integrated Graphics Device, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) UnloadModule: "intel"
(II) Unloading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
X.Org X Server 1.14.3
Release Date: 2013-09-12
[ 2081.682] Build Operating System: Linux 3.10-2-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[ 2081.685] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Chipsets:
i810, i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G,
915G, E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM,
Pineview G, 965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33,
GM45, 4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, HD Graphics,
HD Graphics 2000, HD Graphics 3000, HD Graphics 2500,
HD Graphics 4000, HD Graphics P4000, HD Graphics 4600,
HD Graphics 5000, HD Graphics P4600/P4700, Iris(TM) Graphics 5100,
HD Graphics 4400, HD Graphics 4200, Iris(TM) Pro Graphics 5200