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  1. Give up on AMD

    Over 5 years ago AMD started releasing docs for their chips, we still dont have an open source driver comparable to their proprietary one, still cant play new release games with open drivers.

    Is...
  2. Well, those oibaf drivers crashed compiz for me...

    Well, those oibaf drivers crashed compiz for me (wouldnt boot).
    Install fglrx, getting min 80fps on TF2 with min settings, was down to 13fps with stock radeon driver (with some corruption).
    Try...
  3. Actually i unfairly blamed xorg, its close [ ...

    Actually i unfairly blamed xorg, its close

    [ 25.566] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
    [ 25.566] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2] DRI driver: r600
    [ 25.566] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2] VDPAU...
  4. How about VRAM detection ?

    I have a r600 and am willing to put a bit off effort in to helping, but i wonder if the problem is that vram detection in steam and xorg.

    Steam reports 1GB under windows, xorg reports a weird...
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    If NVIDIA could get away with controlling what...

    If NVIDIA could get away with controlling what you install, require you you to activate the card on every machine and phone home do you think they would do it ?

    NVIDIA and Microsoft see FOSS as...
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    There was probably an assumption that they would...

    There was probably an assumption that they would switch in a heartbeat if Steam on Linux was an equivalent product to steam on windows.

    As someone with many hundreds of hours playing TF2 and...
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    Thats what is making me choose to TF2 under...

    Thats what is making me choose to TF2 under Windows instead of Linux ATM, just cant get a reasonable FPS out of my 67xx.

    If people buy newer more power graphics cards the drivers arent ready yet,...
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    It has the potential to broaden the Linux desktop...

    It has the potential to broaden the Linux desktop demographic, that doesnt require direct benefits to open source, but there should be indirect benefits, kinda like a half-way house.

    As for the...
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    Great alias's think alike !

    Great alias's think alike !
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    GCC dumbing down open source

    The reasons they cite being

    C++ is a standardized, well known, popular language.
    C++ is nearly a superset of C90 used in GCC.
    The C subset of C++ is just as efficient as C.
    ...
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    If GPL incompatible products are being...

    If GPL incompatible products are being _distributed_ with runtime dependencies to the debugger then it would be a problem if the debugger with GPL. Ive never heard of that happening myself, but maybe...
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    Im sure we have all seen an _ideological_ debate...

    Im sure we have all seen an _ideological_ debate about restrictive vs permission open source license, whether restrictions are along term benefit etc, so lets not go there.

    I wonder how in a...
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    Encumbered by the GPL ?

    "PathDB has been released under a permissive license, in response to requests from the open source community for a modern debugger that is not encumbered by the GPLv3."

    en·cum·ber
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