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> Icculus grows fond of open-source GPU drivers
redman
 Posted: Apr 3 2012, 10:40 AM
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Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the famed Linux game developer, in the past has sharply criticized open-source Linux graphics drivers as not being mature and putting the Linux desktop into a dangerous position. In speaking to Ryan this weekend, his views on the open-source graphics drivers have changed.

For those that don't recall Ryan's earlier comments about open-source Linux graphics drivers, first read Gordon's Thoughts On Open-Source GPU Drivers and Ryan Gordon Criticizes Open-Source Drivers Again.

Simply put, Ryan has reversed his views on open-source GPU drivers. After trying out the open-source Nouveau driver, he has very different views from his negative statements in the past. He's amazed at the progress of the Nouveau driver in particular and that they're becoming much more viable. The Nouveau driver is good enough for the Humble Indie Bundle games and others.


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