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    intel graphics cards?

    how good of performance do they get with linux? (i dont know the model, its my friends he wants to know)

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    Linux User benjamin20's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    jacksonville beach FL
    intel doent make graphics cards. many of there board have embedded graphics made by intell. they are calle extreme graphics and they are up to version two now i think. they suck. not as bad as ati embedded graphics, and acrualy there opengl performance is somewhere nere older high end ati cards, but they arent for gaming. only for putting out graphics. 3d compatibility with linux isnt known to be so pretty but with the vesa graphics driver they should put out halfway decent 2d graphics.
    nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA

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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    intel graphics are bad. i used an intel, and i couldn't install linux because of it. the card couldn't display YaST. thank god that is over with and i have an Nvidia
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    k i tell mah friend ty guys

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    As cheap as nvidia cards are nowadays its more than worth the extra cards are not merely addons for gaming, if you want a decent display, nice graphics, or even to simply watch a dvd, you need something...I use onboard intel on my laptop; however, that is purely a LaTeX machine for typesetting.
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

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    Just Joined! adamdaughterson's Avatar
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    Denver, Colorado, USA
    I've got a machine with an Intel I810 and a machine with a Gforce4. The GForce machine is about 1000 times better... probably because NVidia actually took the time and spent the $$ to put a good driver out there...

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