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Re: [SLUG] Prefered video card for Linux dual-head?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Prefered video card for Linux dual-head?
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:10:33 +1000
- Organization: I know I put it down here, somewhere.
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Masood <masoodbeh@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I have a NVIDIA 8500 on my Hardy and it works fine in dual-monitor
> mode. I hate the fact the driver is proprietary but so is AMD's.
AMD / ATI have released the specifications for their cards, including 3D
support, which puts them back in the position they were in some years
ago. While you probably still want the binary ATI driver for cutting
edge hardware today you can expect, probably within the year, that you
will be using a solid and stable open source ATI driver.
You cannot expect the same thing with NVIDIA, despite the amazing
efforts of the Renouveau project to reverse engineer their hardware.
Unless you have a *very* compelling reason today an ATI card is a vastly
better investment and will support companies who are responsive to the
open source community (ATI and AMD) rather than, well, NVIDIA.