The money is in Tablet SoCs, Desktop gaming cards, GFX cards used for processing like Bitcoin mining, and maybe the coming cloud gfx processing market. All areas suitable for Ubuntu.
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We already know that Nvidia at least is working on an EGL driver for Linux, so although I agree this isn't explicit confirmation that they are working on a Mir driver, I find it hard to believe they won't support both Mir and Wayland since it would be practically no additional work for them beyond what they are already doing for their own reasons.
Yeah, I can see how that works:Canonical is still engaged with the graphics hardware vendors about supporting Mir
- Canonical announces Mir, Canonical to Nvidia: Hey, will you support us?
- Nvidia: No!
- Canonical to their users: We are talking with them !
- Few weeks later, developers to Canonical: Hey, what about the blobs?
- Canonical to Nvidia: Hey, will you support us?
- Nvidia: No!
- Canonical to developers: We are still engaged, but we can't say anything about it!
You actually don't have a clue at all what the Quadro/FireGL cards are used for, or am I wrong? Why the hell would graphical workstations use a text only display? Why the hell would you need expensive workstation cards for text only display?Where's the money in workstations, like wouldn't they be simple drivers for text display.
Only that most graphical workstations run RHEL or SLED. Not many that run Ubuntu.If you mean the exclusive graphics workstation market then that too is suitable for Ubuntu.
We all know how reliable announcements from Canonical are, so before Nvidia or AMD confirm that they will support Mir this whole discussion is mood.
And the ironie ist that Ubuntu releas on Red Hat and SuSE.
A graphics-workstations used in science/research or cad work, using for example a $3000 gfx card is not locked to any operating system.
Nvidia and AMD would find development easier if they took the Mir path as the gaming card drivers/routines would overlay similar gfx abilities required for the high end cards. Ubuntu is the king of Linux gaming.
Linux+Systemd+Wayland+sandboxed bundles might kill of the age of distrobutions. Ubuntu is fortress built on swamp land, more walling won't save it.