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>.
So as your consumer electronics adviser, I am advising you to donate your
current VCR to a grate resident, who will laugh sardonically and hurl it
into a dumpster. Then I want you to go out and purchase a vast array of
8-millimeter video equipment.
... OK! Got everything? Well, *too bad, sucker*, because while you were
gone the electronics industry came up with an even newer format that makes
your 8-millimeter VCR look as technologically advanced as toenail dirt.
This format is called "3.5 hectare" and it will not be made available until
it is outmoded, sometime early next week, by a format called "Elroy", so
*order yours now*.
-- Dave Barry, "No Surrender in the Electronics Revolution"