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    I agree on a) (and god knows It was a bumpy ride...

    I agree on a) (and god knows It was a bumpy ride when PA was forced down on people too early), but not about b). WHY should an average desktopuser have to read documentation about how to manually set...
  2. It's a mobile chip, but it hasn't been used in...

    It's a mobile chip, but it hasn't been used in this way before, so parrallells are not nessecarily equal to other mobile chips.



    On my portable game console/HDTV-settopbox for $99 I fail to...
  3. When Nvidia drops the blobsupport (5+ years from...

    When Nvidia drops the blobsupport (5+ years from now?) there will either already be a reverse engeneered open driver that works good enough or there will be a dist with a frozen version of...
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    Haha, I see we have very common reasons fo using...

    Haha, I see we have very common reasons fo using XFCE. In fact the hugely buggy and desktop unfriendly re-implementation of vertical panels like 2-3(?) years ago, and the insane developer motivations...
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    Quoted in full for the HIGHLY relevant and true...

    Quoted in full for the HIGHLY relevant and true words it holds. Most average users and people in a company environment are NOT looking for bleeding edge and relearning from scratch how to integrate...
  6. Linuxxx, stop harassing Michael, "Steam Big...

    Linuxxx, stop harassing Michael, "Steam Big Picture" is already out of the bag at other sites. Eg in the game-dev interview here http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Astrogun+news/feature.asp?c=43243...
  7. With multicore CPU/GPU on a single chip arriving...

    With multicore CPU/GPU on a single chip arriving in a year or so, optimising games and other software for the "CPU" so they properly utilize the GPU parts seems highly relevant. Further, as these...
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    Well, Envy [1] has been available for years...

    Well, Envy [1] has been available for years already for a nice click a button to install ATI or Nvidia drivers. I used to use it to update both Nvidia and ATI comps and it worked really well.
    But...
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    In all fairness, "customer care" is a marketing...

    In all fairness, "customer care" is a marketing strategy and all companies care mostly about their bottom line. It just happens that people dont like to buy stuff from companies that "just dont care"...
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    Sorry, meant DXVA

    Sorry, meant DXVA
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    Just today I compiled Nvidia 180.41 &...

    Just today I compiled Nvidia 180.41 & mplayer-vdpau-3532130

    Which repos are you downloading these from? And when did you need to do such things on windows?



    VDPAU is the castrated version...
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    Well, it exists, but it's not exactly stable yet...

    Well, it exists, but it's not exactly stable yet and requires jumpigh through hoops and compiling your own software. Ie lightyears away from what Nvidia offers on Windows.

    If that is your level...
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    Since PS cost $1000, that is pure BS. $1000...

    Since PS cost $1000, that is pure BS. $1000 easily buys you a complete computer.

    BTW you can only count the full cost of a computer as "cost of image manipulation" if that is the ONLY thing you do...
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    Because this year, and probably the next, you in...

    Because this year, and probably the next, you in any case will likely run binary drivers (at least if you play games). But after that the Ati cards have guaranteed up to date driver support... even...
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    On topic: I would say that the original...

    On topic:

    I would say that the original article seems to leave a much harsher view than what the Arch devs actually seems to have, and more importantly, is quite unclear with the exact gripes they...
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    It is. Of course one can do it the stupid way...

    It is. Of course one can do it the stupid way like Windows, but if you do it smart its actually an advantage. Eg, how likely are you to print a document before GDM is even started? Doesnt it make...
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    That is the very sad truth!

    That is the very sad truth!
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    Exactly. But I am equally surprised about...

    Exactly.

    But I am equally surprised about DRI2 coming in 2nd... because everything works just fine as long as compositing is turned off. And who needs nonsense like wobbly windows etc? It just...
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    What really saddens me is that nowhere in the...

    What really saddens me is that nowhere in the original article is it mentioned that most of these issues is a USA only problem. Most of the rest of the world does not recognize BS patents on...
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    Battle of Wesnoth FreedroidRPG (Diablo/Fallout...

    Battle of Wesnoth
    FreedroidRPG (Diablo/Fallout like)
    UFO: Alien Invasion (X-com like)

    Other than that I've been doing some HOMMV via wine lately :)
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