[NCLUG] Intel open source drivers

Warren Turkal wt at penguintechs.org
Fri Jan 26 10:03:46 MST 2007

On Thursday 25 January 2007 16:08, Chad Perrin wrote:
> Is there anyone out there that actively seeks out Intel chipsets for 3D
> accelerated graphics adapters and wireless networking adapters, for
> purposes of more easily getting full functionality and/or supporting the
> only major hardware vendor providing open source drivers for these
> products?  I wonder why I don't hear more about it, if so.  I wonder why
> not, if not.

On my last laptop purchase, I specifically sought out ipw2200 and Intel IGA 
graphics for the very reasons you detail. I got a screaming deal on a Gateway 
(which I won't buy again) at Best Buy. I had to pay the MS tax, of course, 
but the wireless and the graphics works as well or better than any other open 
source driver. I will have to say that the Intel drivers cannot run 
Flightgear, which is pretty disappointing, but light 3D seems to work okay. 
For reference, my laptop was purchase in December of 2005.

Warren Turkal (w00t)

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