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Re: [News] New NVIDIA Driver Released; Status of Open Source Driver

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
>> [deletia]
>>> 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>.
> Apt?:

     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 ATI.


It is not true that Microsoft doesn't innovate. 

        They brought us the email virus.
	In my Atari days, such a notion would have             |||
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