OSS Graphics Card Drivers

If you’re a linux user who has yet to see the pledge, I urge you to sign it. It’s still not ideal though, the fact that to get the full power of a linux desktop on most computers you need binary blobs in your kernel is definately a barrier to adoption.

We’ve just bought an Intel based computer rather than an AMD one because of Intel’s open drivers for their graphics.  Hopefully now AMD have bought ATi we’ll see them open up their drivers but there’s been no announcement yet. In the mean time, hopefully people will buy Intel rather than AMD to keep the pressure up.