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    Default Open-Source ATI Rage 128 Driver Gets Revived

    Phoronix: Open-Source ATI Rage 128 Driver Gets Revived

    The open-source X.Org driver for the ancient ATI Rage 128 graphics processors has been revived in recent months...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY4MjM

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    This is why I love linux!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MannerMan View Post
    This is why I love linux!
    this is why i hate Linux.. can't this man find something more useful to do with is time, like working on products that people actually use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sireangelus View Post
    this is why i hate Linux.. can't this man find something more useful to do with is time, like working on products that people actually use?
    Move your ass, do it yourself and stop whining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargames View Post
    Move your ass, do it yourself and stop whining.
    I agree, what a dick comment to make.

    No matter how few people it is, there will be those who simply want to get a really old machine running and use linux to access new features and speed. These can become the most loyal open source users, the ones that people forget about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sireangelus View Post
    this is why i hate Linux.. can't this man find something more useful to do with is time, like working on products that people actually use?
    It is quite likely that the person working on the code uses the card himself, and even if it is only for nostalgia he his still filling a need, and one that is quite likely his own. If only every Linux user was as capable to make what they want to see happen rather than just whining about it on forums.

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    There are people stuck running Windows XP that might find a welcome change for their outdated Rage 3D graphics cards. Maybe enough to get them to switch over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sireangelus View Post
    this is why i hate Linux
    Then what the fsck are you doing on this site? Trolling?

    Can't this man find something more useful to do with is time, like working on products that people actually use?
    The Rage chips lived a fairly long life as server products, so modesetting support for them is something people actually use. In addition, the dev is probably learning a good bit from the experience and may use that knowledge in a future project. Of course, I'm sure he'll seek your approval for the next project he works on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    Then what the fsck are you doing on this site? Trolling?


    The Rage chips lived a fairly long life as server products, so modesetting support for them is something people actually use. In addition, the dev is probably learning a good bit from the experience and may use that knowledge in a future project. Of course, I'm sure he'll seek your approval for the next project he works on...
    Both your points hit the core in my opinion =D Old gear isn't useless. If it works, why stop using it? Not to mention it's a gateway to the past. And then if this guy is writing code to learn, and everyone benefits, 'wow!'. People can learn stuff with it still.

    That's why I love GNU/Linux!

    The tired old mantra upgrade upgrade upgrade because the new stuff is faster and more betterer is for Windows Weenies (MS did well to make people buy new nard), and thank fsck it's disappearing finally. EVERYONE I talk to alway talks about the hassle of upgrading (then they do the same with their phones anyway, they have the upgraders itch!), despite never actually having channed their usage in ten years ie internet for email, youtube, resume etc.

    I'm still enjoying my P3 1000MHz (IBM NetVista, damn I miss the IBM's) CPU for my firewall. Well, when I get my fibre connection installed in October *whistling dixie for 5 months*

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    Great to see legacy support continued on Linux. I love how you can revive an old, "outdated Windows PC" and still use it with an up to date lightweight Linux distro.

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