Drivere proprietare

Daca ieri am prezentat driverele generice astazi m-am gandit sa le numesc si pe cele proprietare, pornind de la commentul lui Muzumbu care discret imi atragea atentia sa vizitez pagina celor de la ATI. Inainte de a incepe este necesar sa aveti in vedere ce este acela un driver proprietar(software proprietar): Proprietary software is computer software licensed under exclusive legal right of the copyright holder. The licensee is given the right to use the software under certain conditions, but restricted from other uses, such as modification, further distribution, or reverse engineering. Complementary terms include public domain software, which is not subject to copyright and can be used for any purpose, and free software, licensed by the owner under more permissive terms. Proponents of free and open source software use proprietary or non-free to describe software that is not free or open source. Cele mai importante companii producatoare de chip-uri pentru placi video sunt Nvidia, AMD si desigur Intel.

Nvidia: Nvidia is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. The company invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. GPUs drive the computer graphics in games and in applications used by professional designers. Their parallel processing capabilities provide researchers and scientists with the ability to efficiently run high-performance applications, and they are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. Cel mai recent driver poate fi obtinut din cadrul acestei pagini; acesta a fost pus la dispozitia utilizatorilor in data de 5 octombrie 2011. Arhiva cu drivere poate fi accesata aici. Pentru posesorii de placi video mai vechi de generatia 6 Nvidia mai ofera si driverele de tip legacy.

AMD: Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, and embedded systems applications. Cel mai recent driver oferit de AMD pentru utilizatorii sai dateaza din 31 octombrie 2011 si se numeste ATI Catalyst™ Proprietary Display Driver – Linux x86 & Linux x86_64 pentru placile video din seria Radeon HD pe suport PCIe. Al doilea driver raltiv nou, daca i se poate spune asa, este AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver pentru placile video din seria Radeon 9xxx, din 26 februarie 2009(legacy driver cumva?).

Intel: Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States and the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel was founded on July 18, 1968, as Integrated Electronics Corporation (though a common misconception is that “Intel” is from the word intelligence). Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Suportul linux pentru placile video marca Intel este postat in cadrul acestei pagini. Din cautarea mea pe site-ul Intel am ajuns pe un site adiacent care ofera spre download drivere pentru placi video Intel.

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