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    Graphic's Card

    Dear Tom,

    I found this last night from another Ubuntu list that I'm a member of:

    "The best "out-of-box" experience is going to be Intel graphics, because
    the Intel drivers are FOSS, and relatively stable. Nvidia's binary-only
    driver is generally considered to be of higher quality/stability than
    ATI's binary-only driver (fglrx). However, ATI/AMD have now opened up
    the specs for their hardware, and a number of folks are working on a new
    FOSS ATI driver (radeonhd). I expect that within a year, this will put
    ATI's out-of-box experience on-par with Intel's, as the radeonhd driver
    gets more stable, and supports more hardware features (it doesn't yet
    provide any 3d hardware acceleration, for example). Nvidia has shown no
    interest in opening up their driver/specs, so I expect that Nvidia cards
    will have the worst out-of-box experience for the foreseeable future."

    That said.....if I remember, your Ratel box has an Intel graphics card, but the Wild Dog, has an N-Vidia graphics card.

    If it's actually true that an Intel graphics card is better than an N-Vidia graphics card, what do you have say about the Ratel vs. the Wild Dog, as far as graphic cards go?

    Thanks once again for your time Tom!

    Orca Wave

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    That quote is not talking about intel graphics *cards* verses nvidia graphics *cards*. It is talking about *drivers*.

    The Wild Dog's nvidia card is a high-end, very reliable, very powerful card. Much more powerful than the Ratel's intel card.

    If you used the open source nvidia driver (nv) on the Wild Dog, it would not perform as well as the Ratel's intel card using open source (FOSS) drivers. However, we don't use an open source driver for the Wild Dog. We use a proprietary nvidia driver that will smoke the Ratel's intel card hands down.
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

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