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Dell and Google to put pressure on manufacturers!

Postby clem on Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:36 am

It was predictable and it's starting to happen: Dell and other major actors will soon start to put pressure on manufacturers to get better drivers for Linux.

Dell on better ATI drivers:
http://www.phoronix.com/?page=news_item&px=NTkxOA

Google on open-source ATI/Nvidia drivers:
http://www.phoronix.com/?page=news_item&px=NTg0MA

In the meantime I'm buying a computer and I chose Dell and Intel (no ATI, no Nvidia and no AMD because of their link with ATI and the involvment of Intel in various open-source projects). A lot of people put pressure on these manufacturers, now is the time that industry leaders do the same.

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Postby carlos on Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:24 am

This is good news indeed, this is the kind of pressure that is needed to start moving linux desktop to the forefront. I will be interesting to see if any of the big name companies will drop some cash on open source projects to further help in the development process.
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Postby nelamvr6 on Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:03 pm

This is EXACTLY what linux users everywhere needed!

I myself am dual booting specifically because drivers for audiophile grade sound cards are simply non-existent! I just hope that the two 800 lb gorillas that are suddenly in our corner can remember to put pressure on ALL the manufacturers!
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