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    Chad Page
    Phoronix Member

  • Chad Page
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    Yeah - considering how slowly new VIA hardware comes to market, they really need to support their 'old' stuff, too. And sometimes older stuff gets the latest software innovations (r300g anyone?)

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  • deanjo
    Moderator

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    VIA really doesn't have much of anything to offer any more, their chipsets are all but gone, the have ground S3 into obscurity, killed of IC Ensembles catalog, shot blanks with Nano's (a processor who gets its roots from Cyrix) with perpetual delays allowing atom to take over the market they should of had. That company does nothing but by promising upstarts and then through horrible management kills off any promise they had. Can you really expect them to have a "linux plan"?

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  • BlueJayofEvil
    Senior Member

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    VIA is a strange company in my eyes. They make a great budget-value CPU line (the Nano) and a budget-value GPU line (S3 is owned by VIA.)

    Seeing as how they are consistently slow on getting their products to market (the Nano 3000 series is still M.I.A. and the S3 store hasn't had anything in stock for about a year at least), I doubt they're going to change anytime soon.

    It seems they just want to release limited quantity value products with poor driver support and then move on to the next product line.

    VIA doesn't seem to care about increasing their market share or image. Nvidia should have bought them out (rumors say they were considering it.) At least then they would have better drivers (even if they would be proprietary) and their image wouldn't suck as bad.

    Maybe they are planning to change their ways, maybe not. The coming months will tell.

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  • agd5f
    X.Org ATI Driver Developer

  • agd5f
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    FWIW, their binary drivers probably share a lot of code with the windows drivers which makes them hard to open since some of the IP probably isn't theirs to release.

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  • curaga
    Senior Member

  • curaga
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    There was a Via news post @ Fudzilla today, about 100$ tablets with Via ARM chips. On Android, saidly.

    So they are seeing to new markets; now if they just read this article

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  • bnolsen
    Senior Member

  • bnolsen
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    How about via just go and die off already?? They're just getting squeezed by intel with atom on the high end and by arm with cortex on the low end.

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  • Apopas
    Senior Member

  • Apopas
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    Very good article Phoronix!

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  • grotgrot
    Phoronix Member

  • grotgrot
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    Community

    It seems to me that they are just following the 10 steps to destroy your community (also on video).

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  • Michael
    Phoronix

  • Michael
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium
    i think the NDA is abaut the via-DX11 hardware

    via do not try to get opensource drivers for the past hardware dx9 and dx10.1

    via try to get DX11 hardware with only opensource drivers like intels IGPs..

    VIA do not have the manpower to get a new driver for an old product.


    thats it! just wait for the DirectX11/openGL4 based VIA hardware and you will see a opensource driver!
    No, NDAs are being used for old documents and such right now. It's been that way already for a number of months.

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  • cl333r
    Senior Member

  • cl333r
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    VIA just doesn't work as hard as would-be-winners are supposed to work, if they're so passive I say let them continue fading away with their tiny market share.

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