Hardware, hardware... #hardware

๐Ÿ•™๏ธŽ - 2009-06-24

Matthew Garrett writes:

"It's an impressive turnaround from the recent days when the straightforward recommendation for mobile Linux hardware was "anything that has lots of Intel stuff in lspci", and while the Poulsbo situation in itself doesn't change that hugely it's potentially symptomatic of a worrying trend within parts of Intel."

And later says:

"And while all of this confusion is going on, Intel's competitors are catching up. Atheros are now making significant contributions to the state of Linux wireless. AMD are releasing graphics chipset documentation faster than Intel, and radeon support is improving rapidly."

Slightly annoying and quite interesting.

Update: Very annoying, actually, as I happened to just purchase a netbook with an Intel GMA 500 (Poulsbo) chipset. D'oh!

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