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

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____/ JEDIDIAH on Thursday 12 February 2009 02:12 : \____

> 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.

They still cause trouble to some projects, including the Plasma team. It's hard
to test.

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