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    Phoronix: Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board

    To compete with the growing number of single-board development computers in the ARM space and even in the x86 space, Imagination Technologies has introduced their first public MIPS single-board computer for developers. While it won't likely see the success of the Raspberry Pi, it's an interesting piece of hardware to say the least and hopefully we'll be able to benchmark it at Phoronix...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc3NjY

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    PowerVR SGX540 graphics
    I already see tons of happy Linux users around...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by _SXX_ View Post
      I already see tons of happy Linux users around...
      Yeah, funny that they try to appeal to Linux enthusiasts without even a semblance of an open-source driver.

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      • #4
        Imagination Technologies? PowerVR? No, thanks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by _SXX_ View Post
          I already see tons of happy Linux users around...
          But but but.. I thought those binary blob NVIDIA / ATI drivers were so awesome.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brad0 View Post
            But but but.. I thought those binary blob NVIDIA / ATI drivers were so awesome.
            Nvidia's drivers can quite easily be installed on any particular distro and Nvidia is quick to update them as needed for new kernels and X versions. Catalyst is a bit more of a hassle and it takes AMD a bit longer for updates required by new kernel/X versions, but it's workable. That's why those are accepted by many, because they generally work. Which can't be said at all for PowerVR drivers.

            So nice attempt at humor or something, but it falls flat because there's a world of difference between Nvidia/AMD blobs and PowerVR blobs.

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            • #7
              http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ervr,3890.html

              Interesting times ahead. I wonder if they'll make serious attempts at the mobile space, or if they'll focus their work on areas like IoT, routers (already a big area for them), and the like.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                Nvidia's drivers can quite easily be installed on any particular distro and Nvidia is quick to update them as needed for new kernels and X versions. Catalyst is a bit more of a hassle and it takes AMD a bit longer for updates required by new kernel/X versions, but it's workable. That's why those are accepted by many, because they generally work. Which can't be said at all for PowerVR drivers.

                So nice attempt at humor or something, but it falls flat because there's a world of difference between Nvidia/AMD blobs and PowerVR blobs.
                Binary blobs suck period, end of story.

                It's called sarcasm. Nahh, it doesn't fall flat at all. Keep deluding yourself.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brad0 View Post
                  Binary blobs suck period, end of story.
                  Err, no, just because you say so, it's not end of story. There's a lot more to it. You can have your black and white view if you want, but that's just you, don't think what you say applies to others (there's for sure those who think similarly, but there's a lot who think differently).

                  Originally posted by brad0 View Post
                  It's called sarcasm. Nahh, it doesn't fall flat at all. Keep deluding yourself.
                  The world of difference between these blobs is no delusion. So yeah, your sarcasm does fall flat.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                    Nvidia's drivers can quite easily be installed on any particular distro and Nvidia is quick to update them as needed for new kernels and X versions. Catalyst is a bit more of a hassle and it takes AMD a bit longer for updates required by new kernel/X versions, but it's workable. That's why those are accepted by many, because they generally work. Which can't be said at all for PowerVR drivers.

                    So nice attempt at humor or something, but it falls flat because there's a world of difference between Nvidia/AMD blobs and PowerVR blobs.
                    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ce,3743-6.html

                    Say what you will about them, but they make the best driver. Some of that has to be due to osx efficiency, however.

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