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Current video accelaration state as of 2013

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http://phoronix.com – It is the end of the year again so i can fiddle with my linux HTPC once more. I am trying to decide on my video out solution for my linux HTPC. I'm trying to grasp the current state of video acceleration but it is rather confusing and i definitely need some help. One thing i'd like to do is to use the open source drivers. Mostly out of principle, but also because i wouldn't like users of my projects using something else and not contributing with bug reports at least ;) Also i have horror stories from using catalist/nvidia when needing to do dual head setup, so i'd really like to avoid tho (HowTos)