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Thread: Linux 3.14 May Bring Big VMware GPU Driver Update

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    Default Linux 3.14 May Bring Big VMware GPU Driver Update

    Phoronix: Linux 3.14 May Bring Big VMware GPU Driver Update

    Thomas Hellstrom of VMware sent in their first pull request today of "vmwgfx" driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel, but it looks like the best is yet to come...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU2OTM

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    The other day I installed vmware 10.0.1 on Linux amd64, and wow, installing win7 amd64 on vmware took like 30 mins and all this time I couldn't even scroll in Firefox. Linux has very serious problems in certain I/O scenarios, it doesn't just crawl, it barely breathes. Any OS has issues when under I/O but Linux is worse hands down. Never tried BFS, perhaps it fixes the issue.

    And that's with newer hw: 2TB HDD, Core i5, 4GB Ram, GTX 560Ti.

    The point is: GPU acceleration isn't nearly the most disappointing experience for the Linux user, vmware it's not for games, if you use it for games it's your fault.

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