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Re: Endless OS Helps Tear Down Linux Wall
02/23/18 3:04 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 324 Words

In a month or two we're going to get the new AMD open source drivers, so compatibility with AMD GPUs should increase as well.
- I think we'll have to agree to disagree about how essential virtual workspaces are, but the...

Re: Ultimate Edition Linux: Rough Road to a Nice Destination
06/21/17 5:46 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 97 Words
Re: Systemd Dev Slams FOSS Culture
10/25/14 10:01 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 225 Words

Its fast, runs great on even weak hardware (I have it running on a 2009 AMD netbook and I'd say its a good 30% faster than Win 7 and that is with nearly every driver running in compatibility mode...oh and for those that...

Re: Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?
08/10/14 11:25 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 316 Words

Look I like Steam, I really do, but the valve game engines are so ancient its a bad joke! The modern engines just don't support OpenGL and would cost a mint to switch, what the PS3/PS4 uses is a stripped to the bone GL-ES and NOT the full OpenGL, not to mention since the stink over OpenGL V3 that its fallen seriously behind DirectX and has to be jury rigged to support modern features using shims, its just not a real competitor.

As much as I like the IDEA of a game console that guys like me can build, tweak, and sell this is simply a product that the market doesn't exist for. those that play PC games have a Windows gaming PC, those that want plug and play buy consoles, with SteamOS you get to pay PC prices for a system that supports less than 10% of the Steam catalog, probably not even 5% of the top 1000 popular software programs run on Linux, so all you are doing is hamstringing your system.

Oh and don't forget Torvalds flipped the bird to Nvidia because of how much trouble he has had with their drivers, AMD ...

Re: Dear Adobe: Make Software for Linux Too
02/22/14 1:53 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 151 Words

Now that Valve has put some muscle behind graphics for Linux, both nVidia and AMD are starting to put some real resources into developing their Linux drivers, and recent versions of their drivers have shown marked improvements in performance.

If that...

Re: Linux Gaming Is Cleared for Takeoff
10/16/13 10:55 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 13 Words
Re: The Windows Kernel's 'Achilles' Heel'
05/27/13 7:37 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 257 Words

... real life intruded as my mom is in the hospital.

And if your "way" is so 'right" riddle me this...why does NOBODY ELSE ON THE PLANET use the horrible driver model Linus has thrown upon you? I mean NOBODY, not Solaris, BSD, nobody but Linux and guess what? I can take a 7 year old driver and slap it in Win 7 and it "just works" while you can't take a 7 month old driver and make it work without major fiddling, and from what I've been told the same is true of BSD and Solaris but sadly they are both server oriented...well like Linux.

And do not give us the "boo hoo, the companies won't support us line" because as we have seen time and time again the FOSS graphics drivers are terrible and waaay behind the times, even when a company like AMD ...

Re: And Now, Ubuntu for Tablets - Wait, What?
03/03/13 10:51 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 499 Words

I knew Vista and 8 were bombs because the consumers in my shop didn't like them, could see the writing on the wall for netbooks when both Intel and AMD canceled refreshes of their netbook chips, and it don't take Kojack to solve...

Re: OpenArtist Is a Linux Distro Prodigy
02/10/13 11:46 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 46 Words

I have an older 64bit AMD laptop and so far I hadn't been able to get good performance out of any Linux distro that I've tried. OpenArtist definitely flies on it. Good...

Re: Ubuntu's Merry Mobile Machinations
01/12/13 2:32 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 389 Words

Nvidia has spent millions of dollars on ARM R&D and the only thing they have been able to do is bolt more cores but we have seen it is ultimately a losing game as it becomes harder and harder to scale a program across more and more cores, Tegra is now up to 5 cores and frankly a Cedar Mill P4 will stomp it in performance, that chip is what? Nearly 8 years old now?

So i think the next 10 years are gonna be a seriously dark time for PC builders and those that want to actually use their hardware in ways not approved by mommy corporation. AMD ...

Re: Ubuntu's Merry Mobile Machinations
01/11/13 7:33 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 223 Words

But you're right; Intel is certainly going to try to lock users into an upgrade treadmill, and there's not much we can do beyond choosing a different vendor like... well, no one really, if AMD pulls out of the x86 space. There's VIA,...

Re: Ubuntu's Merry Mobile Machinations
01/11/13 6:23 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 169 Words

I have been buying AMD exclusively for the past 5 years when it came out about Intel playing dirty but now it looks like AMD may end up moving away from X86 so for those of us that need actual performance we frankly...

Re: Linux, the 386, and Days of Auld Lang Syne
12/24/12 12:02 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 172 Words

... problem is its has gotten to the point that other than a few rare exceptions (AMD Athlon/Sempron/Duron, Via Cx series, some older laptops) that often the unit will frankly suck down more power than it will do useful work so is pointless to keep.

I was a big fan of saving old hardware from the dump but even i have to admit that now most of the stuff is simply pointless, when you can buy an ARM stick for less than $40 and surf the web on it keeping that power hog space heater box just really doesn't make any sense. heck even if you HAVE to have X86 support you can just keep the box and replace the power hog with an Intel Atom or AMD ...

But Linux is the WRONG choice!
11/21/12 9:07 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 481 Words

Because otherwise what you get is the half baked gimped solution like you have with AMD now, where you have ZERO access to the UVD decoders in the FOSS drivers so you have video performance like a 6 year old card with the...

Re: Linaro, ARM and the Road to Total Linux Domination
11/09/12 12:31 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 207 Words

Intel is so far ahead of everyone, including AMD, when it comes to IPC it isn't even funny, which is why they are working on PPW or performance per watt.

Look up the features that are coming in the next...

Re: Windows 8: Jack of All Trades, Master of None?
10/26/12 11:46 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 434 Words

I mean how many people are even gonna stress a low end AMD triple or quad? they aren't, just that simple.

Of course the other "dirty little secret" is the EXACT SAME THING is about to happen to ARM, you have...

Re: Twists and Turns for Linux on Intel's Slippery Clover Trail
09/25/12 7:05 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 104 Words

I was back to a simple benefits vs cost evaluation when making a choice.

Intel has now turned the tables in favor of AMD. It is not the specifics of this discussion that has influenced me, but the character of...

I would simply add
09/24/12 10:01 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 230 Words

Intel has cooked up UEFI which lets them lock down the system? AMD has gone Coreboot on their new chipsets. Intel using PowerVR on their low end mobile chips? AMD has opened the specs as it was asked to with the exception of...

Re: What, no disparaging comment from hairyfeet??
08/21/12 1:21 AM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 409 Words

The Pentium 4 thanks to netburst was a HORRIBLE chip, its long pipe made and crazy TDP made it nothing but a space heater and its lack of power saving features meant it sucked down juice like a drunk sucks down free drinks.

Instead a MUCH better idea would be to build new low power units, such as the E350 AMD ...

Re: Linux Gaming Begins Gathering Steam
07/21/12 12:46 PM PT | LinuxInsider Talkback Forum | 149 Words

Its sad but Kronos has really hindered FOSS gaming by holding back OpenGL to favor the CAD devs and forcing the hardware OEMs to use extensions, which means it may work one way on AMD, another on Nvidia, and a third way...

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