JEDIDIAH <jedi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On 2009-02-12, Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, JEDIDIAH belched out
>> this bit o' wisdom:
>>> On 2009-02-12, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> NVIDIA Pushes Out Another Binary Driver Update
>>>> NVIDIA ought to just open up. They have nothing to lose and so much to gain.
>>>> Their results last night were abysmal, so they must change fast!
>>> What's to gain? They already have the marketshare and the mindshare.
>>> They have better performing gear and more robust drivers. They even have
>>> full acceleration support in their Linux driver for h264 & VC-1 decode
>>> up to BD profiles.
>>> Being open would be nice. Perhaps when Intel and ATI drivers have
>>> caught up all of this crowing about openness will seem less academic.
>>> Nvidia has the sort of comitiment to desktop Linux that some people
>>> would like you to believe is only mythical. I'll gladly take advantage
>>> of that.
>> As long as you have a fall-back plan <grin>.
> Like I said, if openness and a field full of daisies were really
> all that then I would have my "fall-back plan". Until that happens,
> Nvidia is in a league all by itself. Their binary drivers are a sort
> of necessary evil/nuissance.
> Intel shows some genuine promise. I wouldn't hold my breath for
Earth calling jeb, Earth calling Jeb : ATI committed to "Open". Surely
this is good? .....
But for the record : why the hell SHOULD they give their source away?
The source reveals their APIs which in turn reveals a LOT about their HW
design. I'm with NVidia all the way on this and they can count on my
cash because they do provide EXCELLENT Linux support.