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  • 17 Years Later: Intel 865 Chipset Seeing FBC Enabled On Linux

    Phoronix: 17 Years Later: Intel 865 Chipset Seeing FBC Enabled On Linux

    If you are still running any pre-Sandybridge Intel hardware, you should really consider upgrading to modern hardware for the performance and efficiency gains... But should you still be tied to an old i865-based system, there is an improvement coming in 2020 for Linux users...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...led-Linux-2020

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    This is why Linux will continue to be an also-ran, an afterthought on the desktop for most people.

    It's a huge chicken or the egg scenario with no end in sight, there's no reason to devote significant resources to enabling or bringing features to the OS because of its small presence on the desktop and its presence on the desktop will not increase until things like this do not need to happen anymore.

    There's a reason why Microsoft's cap rate is over 1 trillion dollars as is Apple's and no Linux based company can even spell a trillion let alone come close.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Spooktra View Post
      This is why Linux will continue to be an also-ran, an afterthought on the desktop for most people.

      It's a huge chicken or the egg scenario with no end in sight, there's no reason to devote significant resources to enabling or bringing features to the OS because of its small presence on the desktop and its presence on the desktop will not increase until things like this do not need to happen anymore.

      There's a reason why Microsoft's cap rate is over 1 trillion dollars as is Apple's and no Linux based company can even spell a trillion let alone come close.
      The 25 years where the only in-store options were Microsoft or Apple had more of an effect than anything else. Go to Walmart or Best Buy and tell me how many Linux devices you can find. Go to an AT&T or Verizon store and tell me how many Sailfish OS devices there are.

      And that's why Android and iOS rock the mobile world and why OSX and Windows 10 rock the PC world.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Spooktra View Post
        This is why Linux will continue to be an also-ran, an afterthought on the desktop for most people.
        But at the same time, knowing that aging hardware like this will remain maintained and supported is why anything *but* Linux is an afterthought for the server market.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Spooktra View Post

          There's a reason why Microsoft's cap rate is over 1 trillion dollars as is Apple's and no Linux based company can even spell a trillion let alone come close.
          It's because they charge enormous prices to idiots.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spooktra View Post
            This is why Linux will continue to be an also-ran, an afterthought on the desktop for most people.
            in looking at the enablement patch, this is coming from an intel employee. (Intel dot com email)

            Do you think telling desktop users that they will get limited support directly from the manufacturer for 17 years, and that will somehow have people running for the hills?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Spooktra View Post
              <trolling>
              This topic has nothing to do with what you said.

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              • #8
                Just in time... 🤣

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                • #9
                  Typo:

                  Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                  That was finally ironed out in recent years for BroadwelL~Skylake and newer.
                  Were those graphics really extreme anyway?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

                    But at the same time, knowing that aging hardware like this will remain maintained and supported is why anything *but* Linux is an afterthought for the server market.
                    This isn't so much support as it is adding new functionality. Honestly I'm hoping that this enablement is the fallout of other bug fixes and that the developers did not spend a lot of time on it. I just see it as a waste of time going that back into history to support hardware that realistically should not be running any more. Seriously the power usage alone is enough to justify replacement.

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