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Re: [ProgSoc] buying computers
On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 02:28:40PM +1100, Murray Grant wrote:
> > > apart from the relitively small number of games avalible for linux...if you
> > > dont need the high resolution graphics due that you plan mostly to use it for
> > > programing etc (not renown (sp?) for graphical content) then you dont need to
> > > invest as much in a video card
> Very true Cally. A large proportion of the money going into a
> computer is being spent on the video card these days. Seems the
> CPU is getting cheaper and cheaper and the top end video cards
> are getting more and more expensive.
The word from the conference is buy ATI Radion if you want a high
end graphics card for Linux.
Also, there are two sets of Nvidia drivers -- one is binary only
and works well but only links with just the right kernels (painful).
The other is source code that has had the entire DMA driver removed
and then fed through an obfuscator so the remaining thing works
with various kernels but is slow (no DMA!) and cannot be maintained.
S1G: 20007175 seconds remaining - Tel
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