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Re: [gNewSense-users] Yacy, Tor and Freenet in gNewSense-mipsel

From: Brian Kemp
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Yacy, Tor and Freenet in gNewSense-mipsel
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:56:39 -0500

>What do you think of this device on support for free software? is good
>to install YaCy, Freenet and Tor because it consumes little energy.


*read read read* hmm, ok...

Intel GMA500 graphics acceleration


What support for free software?

BACKGROUND: I believe a little web search on "Intel Poulsbo Linux" is in
order. You'll find the words "mess" and "rejected" quite often in your
search results.

Intel GMA 500 isn't a 'real' Intel Chipset. It's licensed from PowerVR.
(IMNSHO Intel is having trouble making power-efficient video chipsets
lately.) The only "Linux" drivers available for this chipset are a
closed-source, binary-only outdated pile of code.

"Ubuntu Linux 8.04" is listed because that's the only distribution that
has the binary drivers. gNewSense is a fork of Ubuntu 8.04, but that
didn't include these awful awful drivers.

TLDR: Best avoided.


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