Originally Posted by hl_
These are just buzzwords, nothing more.
They are not buzzwords. They are new technology in the world of open source graphics. However, they are also completely inapplicable to the nvidia driver, which already provides much of the same functionality. The only thing that jumps out at me as missing from the the nvidia driver would be a text console at your monitors native resolution. The nvidia driver already supports a memory manager and quite robust support for shaders.