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    What Benefit Is There to Disabling Acceleration?

    Unless power usage goes up significantly with DRI (or DRI2) active (and there's little to no data indicating that, even at the bottom end), why turn it off if it works?

    Now, there have been...
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    Performance and G-S Today

    If you have (at minimum) DRI acceleration, you should have little performance loss with even the current alpha of GNOME 3 vs. GNOME 2.32 (or even KDE 4.6.0). X 1.9+Mesa 7.10 + GNOME 2.91 (all on my...
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    How far into the future?

    The question begs, though - how *far* into the future could Wayland be in position to replace X.org under Unity?

    X.org supports more hardware than Wayland does by far - and I'm referring *just* to...
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    Why It's Taken compiz so long

    One thing that has sucked the air *out* of compiz (as a project) is that desktop environments (especially KDE, but equally true of GNOME, let alone the lighter desktop environments) are including...
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    Think About Why It Takes So Long

    The very reason it takes so long for FOSS-friendly hardware to be supported properly is because FOSS is still not as large a priority as even OS X, let alone Windows - and that is entirely due to...
  6. Kernel Choices

    What kernel are you using?

    If older than 2.6.37, there are still issues with KMS with any HD-Xxxx GPU; that is why the FGLRX binary blob forces KMS off.

    With 2.6.38-rc2, I have HD5450, no...
  7. Possibly Easier Method?

    Since the same method applies to HD5xxx FOSS these days, I'll post what I did to get everything up to snuff (while I started with MS5 of openSuSE 11.4, this works for 11.3 as well).

    1. Grabbed...
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    What it means is that a desktop-usaable driver...

    What it means is that a desktop-usaable driver core for HD6xxx/Fusion/etc. was available a mere three months after the hardware became generally available. And open-source on top of that - not a...
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    No VT-d does not equal no VT

    You are thinking that no VT-d = no VT at all.

    Every second-generation i-series, and without exception, supports VT-x. Not ten percent (the K-subseries), but every second-gen i7, i5, and even i3. ...
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    VT-d = Dealbreaker *why*?

    The i7-2600K alone supports VT-d. Still, even this should not be a deal-breaker for *most* users of virtualization software in Linux, even in enterprises. The reality of things when it comes to...
  11. 2.6.37 v. 2.6.38

    Even if Canonical does decide to stick with -37, that's what the kernel PPA is for.

    The -38 RCs are also making noise at other distributions (I found out about it on the openSuSE forums, and have...
  12. Natty/Ubuntu/Other distros and 2.6.38

    Natty hasn't shipped yet; in fact, the first beta of Natty hasn't come out yet.

    2.6.38-rc2 is available from kernel.org now (and is doubtless in the Ubuntu kernel PPA already); I compiled it on...
  13. More WOW

    I hadn't seen your post until now (24 January 2010 about 0136 EST), but except for the hardware specifics, I have nothing but praise for the latest kernel and latest X/Mesa as things stand; and I'm...
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    Patent-Haters Gotta Hate

    And *none* of that is either ATI's fault, or AMD's fault.

    If I recall correctly, that method of texture compression was never owned by ATI Technologies, or AMD (or even Microsoft, which also...
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    I was saying a subjective attack has no place in...

    I was saying a subjective attack has no place in this particular forum, as it adds not to the debate (subjective attacks, or attacks on anything other htan the subject) generally don't add to the...
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    Passenger Train vs. Freight Train (x86 v. mainframes)

    They are brutally expensive because mainframes have *not* decreased in price as rapidly as garden-variety x86 (Moore's Law doesn't apply to mainframes). Mainframes are also not really under that...
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    Where mainframes whip x86 (even multiway at...

    Where mainframes whip x86 (even multiway at present) is in volume batch transactional processing (especially realtime batch processing) - the sort of processing that requires (in terms of x86)...
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    You're Right...However...

    Kebabble, your points are indeed valid. However, I wasn't criticizing you, but *defending* you.

    If they are going to attack your points, attack them over their validity (or invalidity), instead...
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    Objectivism vs. Subjectivism

    Irregardless of why he's doing it, he's being treated with scorn for what appears to me as being subjective reasons - basically because he's not toeing the Party Line (Oracle Is Evil).

    I'm no fan...
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    ZFS Viability

    Also, there is cross-pollination between Ubuntu and the rest of Debian (including Gentoo and distributions based on it, such as Sabayon). In terms of Gentoo, it would more likely show up in Sabayon...
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