VIA’s Open Linux Graphics Driver Has Been Defenestrated

For those that were hoping that VIA Technologies would pull through in providing their open-source graphics driver support like they had promised with kernel mode-setting, a Gallium3D driver, and being Linux friendly, kiss those thoughts goodbye as they’ve been basically thrown out the window. Sadly, it’s not happening. I had a very productive conversation with VIA’s Stewart Haston, who is their international marketing specialist, and their Linux outlook is extremely dark.

Stewart was showing off the new dual-core VIA Nano X2 CPU (under Windows), but he saw my badge and was extremely upfront about VIA’s Linux matters. In fact, he can’t really object to the recent Phoronix VIA articles.

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