Intel graphics driver -- thanks!
jparmele at wildbear.com
Wed Feb 7 21:11:14 PST 2007
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Daniel Waineo wrote:
> --- Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 01:04 +0100, Ed Schofield
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'd like to extend a "thank you" to the developers
>> of the Intel
>>> driver, particularly the modesetting branch.
>>> I recently bought a new G965 motherboard for its
>> open-source drivers.
>>> I was initially disappointed at the lack of
>> support for my screen's
>>> native 1680 x 1050 resolution, but this now works
>> using a recent git
>>> version of the modesetting branch. Thanks for the
>> great work!
>> All of you lurkers out there --
>> It would be nice to see more e-mails like this one
>> to let Intel know
>> they are actually making sales based on the free
>> drivers that they are
>> developing. It provides encouragement to those doing
>> the work and may
>> help influence future decisions regarding the
>> freeness of code for other
>> Intel products.
>> I buy products with Intel components whenever I can
>> precisely because of
>> this. I have had wireless access on my Linux-based
>> Thinkpad that I don't
>> even have to think twice about for about one year
>> now. How often does
>> _that_ happen in Linux?
>>> -- Ed
>>> xorg mailing list
>>> xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
>> Andrew Barr
>> "My life is an open book, but I'm not going to read
>> it to you."
>> -- David Hyde Pierce
>> xorg mailing list
>> xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
> I don't want to add unnecessary noise, but since you
> I've been a lurker on this list for this very reason.
> I am monitor the progress of the drivers for the G965
> motherboard. I'm planning on buying it soon both
> because of its features and the open-source drivers.
> Thanks for everyone's hard work, and thanks to Intel
> for providing open drivers!
> Dan Waineo
Just wanted to add my two cents worth. Our company must very soon upgrade
its desktops. I too am lurking here in part because I am researching the
status and availability of open-source drivers. This information WILL
influence our decision of what hardware we buy for our company.
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