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When Will Intel Fix the Poulsbo Mess?

Jun 06, 2010, 19:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Once upon a time, you could buy a laptop or netbook with an Intel chipset and be confident that it would work well with Linux. That changed drastically with the release of the GMA500 video chipset, named "Poulsbo." Intel let its users down by rebranding a chip made by PowerVR, which is not supported with the mainline Linux kernel and X.org. The company made it worse by passing the buck, and failing to give a clear roadmap for fixing the problem. That was in the fall of last year, but some users had hope that Intel would get it right with the release of MeeGo 1.0. Not so much.

"In his post "Poulsbo still makes me sad," Matthew Garrett writes that that MeeGo 1.0 lacks "any form of support..."

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