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Re: [SLUG] Prefered video card for Linux dual-head?
- To: "Daniel Pittman" <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Prefered video card for Linux dual-head?
- From: Masood <masoodbeh@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:48:08 +1000
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If I got it right, Amos want to use the graphic card now not next year and
in my experience NVIDIA cards work fine now using their proprietary drivers.
I am no fan of proprietary software but unfortunately there aren't many
choices on the market that works. Intel graphics is awesome on laptop, but
unfortunately I don't think there is any motherboard with Intel IGP and
dual-head monitor support. I don't want to accuse AMD/ATI but I think if
they really wanted their platform to be free and open, they should have
tried Intel's path.
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 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.
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