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  • curaga
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    Screenie:

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  • curaga
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    Originally posted by Sverro2 View Post
    - I get a control panel for my graphics card
    ...
    The open-source drivers:
    - No GUI control panel for my graphics card
    driconf exists. If it's too ugly/etc, it's "just" userspace code, you can code a better one

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  • Sverro2
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    Originally posted by asdx
    I couldn't have said it better. Binary blobs need to die.
    Open-source video drivers are even less good, so please keep the binary blobs alive as long as they are better. (personally I really need the binary blobs for gaming/Blendering, there is nothing at the moment that could replace it.)

    with binary blobs of NVIDIA:
    what I like:
    - gaming just works
    - desktop feels smooth
    - I get a control panel for my graphics card
    - Blender works faster on Linux than on Windows
    - 3D performance seems to be equally to Windows
    - etc.

    what I don't like:
    - plymouth looks weird
    - some weird bugs

    The open-source drivers:
    what I don't like:
    - games don't "just run" (missing OGL plugins/slow)
    - desktop doesn't feel smooth
    - No GUI control panel for my graphics card
    - Blender doesn't work AT ALL with Cycles renderer (CUDA)
    - 3D performance is just lower than on Windows
    - a LOT of bugs/crashes in software

    What I like:
    - plymouth looks good

    So why would you wish the binary blobs dead when there is nothing to replace it AT THE MOMENT?
    Just using the graphics card with binary blobs makes a reasenable user experience.
    Using the same hardware with Open-source drivers (nouveau) makes a BAD user experience.

    PS> Ok, Optimus doesn't work with the binary drivers. Neither does it OOTB with the opensource drivers. That's why I don't buy hardware with optimus UNTIL it is properly supported by the binary drivers.

    PPS> Opinions are opinions, facts are facts.

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  • yaji
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    Catalyst needs to die? Really? Why don't you look at that:



    That's Unigine Sanctuary @ r600g.

    Now look at that:



    That's Unigine Heaven @ r600g.

    But wait, there's more!



    That's unity @ r600g.

    I want my Catalysts back.

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Kubuntu doing worse than Ubuntu? Huh. That's kind of surprising. I wonder how it would be if compositing was disabled for all three systems.

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  • artivision
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    Catalyst junk.

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  • phoronix
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    AMD Catalyst: Ubuntu 12.10 vs. Windows 7

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst: Ubuntu 12.10 vs. Windows 7

    For those wondering about the performance of Ubuntu Linux 12.10 versus Microsoft Windows 7 when using the same system and the Catalyst graphics driver, here are new Phoronix benchmarks of an AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card when running a variety of OpenGL workloads from Ubuntu 12.10, Kubuntu 12.10 (the KDE desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10 to avoid the Unity desktop overhead), and Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18030
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