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  • #11
    Originally posted by Prescience500 View Post
    The only reason there are armed police officers in American schools is because of tort lawyers who have schools terrified of lawsuits and overreactive parents who blow potential dangers way out of proportion. I can see armed police in a some of the schools in bad areas making sense, but not not in most of the schools they are in. Also, a lot of the violence in the bad areas would go away if drugs were legalized because the drugs would be sold by businesses and not gangs.
    hey you are just right here:



    "Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray testifies in favor of a marijuana legalization bill in the California Assembly on October 28, 2009. Judge Gray is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,"

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    • #12
      [troll mode]
      bridgman told me they will double the open source team as a result of the incredible market share increase from 1.0 to 1.5%, 100% sure!
      [/troll mode]
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #13
        Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
        [troll mode]
        bridgman told me they will double the open source team as a result of the incredible market share increase from 1.0 to 1.5%, 100% sure!
        [/troll mode]
        be sure windows-XP die in the end of 2012 because of this there is movement in the market.

        many people need a new system linux or win7 or win8 but they need to chance thinks.

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        • #14
          Don't feed the trolls.. or..

          Qaridarium thinks linux market share grows proportionally to his trolling

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          • #15
            OMG we are going to overwhelm every other os on the earth then
            ## VGA ##
            AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
            Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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            • #16
              Q explaining to two people what they actually said/meant. *grabs popcorn and enjoys the show*

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              • #17
                If the number of developers were really based on the market share, you would have to dismiss people when the market share of operating system X or Y sinks

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                • #18
                  The thread-maker has a drastic language but he has kind of a point

                  First I will thank you (AMD) much for the good work you do with the radeon driver and releaseing of specifications. I also think, that its not only the responsibility of amd to work alone on the driver (I dont know how much people help you out there)

                  But I totaly agree to the fgrlx vs radeon point. In the speed you made the fgrlx driver better in the last years, the driver would take 10 years to make it happen. So, if I you would not provide the free driver I would just not buy AMD.

                  So you really think that someone who wants to use the fglrx driver under linux would buy a AMD Card, I mean shure there are people who buy the AMD card because under Windows they become maybe more fps per buck and they therefore accept on there dual-boot system that the fglrx driver is slower and more buggy than the nvidia driver.

                  So now something strange happens, I see it critical, but the nouvou driver seems to become good, if it happens that this driver becomes better or only same good as the free driver of amd, who would buy a amd card anymore if he wants to use it under linux?

                  So dont let take your only and good selling argument for your cards under linux!

                  So its clear if you want to have more fps/bucks and dont care about free software (in comparsion to opensource and only because linux is technicaly interesting) you go for nvidia and if you care about free software you buy a amd card. Are the AMD people to stupid to see why people buy their cards for linux?

                  Or is your target market, the dualbooters which accepts a less good driver because their main os is windows? So you try to support windows users with this drivers too? So we have to add the effort about fgrlx driver to the windows world effort? So if you count that in the way I did just now, you really pay very less people to make real linux drivers for linux-only users in comparsion to the people who make drivers for windows people.

                  I hope you excuse my english but I think I have a point here, and I hope for AMD that they change their policy here a bit because I like amd and I think they will make more money if they act like that.

                  Again I am shocked when I see the nouvou driver come close to the quality of the radeon driver when nvidia dont supports that work with 1 cent. Not even with free specs. I had my small amount of money a few years in amd shares. So I am talking not as a guy who just wants good drivers for me, I care a bit about AMD because I am thankful that you made that step to support free drivers.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                    [...]
                    So now something strange happens, I see it critical, but the nouvou driver seems to become good, if it happens that this driver becomes better or only same good as the free driver of amd, who would buy a amd card anymore if he wants to use it under linux?
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                    why do you think that the Noveau driver is almost as good as the open radeon driver?

                    Does the Noveau driver even have Gallium 3D support yet? You must have a good source. Please provide a link. Maybe you know a source where it lists all the features the Noveau driver has yet. Maybe a list like that but for the Noveau driver. I used ixquick but the things I found, really didn't convince me of the Noveau driver.

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                    • #20
                      Does the Noveau driver even have Gallium 3D support yet?
                      There is no such thing as a 'driver having Gallium3D support'. It's not a feature that you support. A driver _IS_ a Gallium driver or not. Gallium describes the architecture used to write the driver.

                      Nouveau is a Gallium driver.

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