schmirrwurst: If Intel had fast 3D graphics processors like nVidia, then I would probably never buy an nVidia card again.
The fact is though all the intel graphics cards (not cards, just chips, really) are basically 2D-only and can't cope with games/CAD/etc. About the most 3D they can handle is aero/compiz.
As for AMD/ATI, as far as I am aware DAAMIT still has even worse linux support than nVidia.
john: Thanks for that. I'll try that next time I boot.