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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases Yet Another Linux Driver

    In the past week we've seen the NVIDIA 177.67 binary driver for Linux which was outdone by the NVIDIA 177.68 driver just two days later. The 177.70 Beta driver was then released this morning with fixes and other enhancements since the 177.68 driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjY4MQ

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    Back in March Phoronix wagered a laptop for how confident they were about an NVIDIA open source strategy. Half a year later, Nvision 2008 has come and gone with no open source announcement in sight. Has NVIDIA played Phoronix (and all the others who've bought their junk hardware on the false promise) for a fool?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by stan View Post
      Back in March Phoronix wagered a laptop for how confident they were about an NVIDIA open source strategy. Half a year later, Nvision 2008 has come and gone with no open source announcement in sight. Has NVIDIA played Phoronix (and all the others who've bought their junk hardware on the false promise) for a fool?

      They gave their answer a few months back

      http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2588

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      • #4
        Originally posted by deanjo View Post
        They gave their answer a few months back

        http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2588
        Right, and the day after (June 24th) Phoronix was still holding onto hope that an open-source strategy will be announced at Nvision:
        If NVIDIA intends to make an announcement of an open-source strategy, we are betting on it taking place at their NVISION 08 conference in August.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stan View Post
          Right, and the day after (June 24th) Phoronix was still holding onto hope that an open-source strategy will be announced at Nvision:
          Today the news came that X58 will have SLI. NVIDIA had to change their policy or be out of the game... On Open Source drivers from NVIDIA, I think this is probably at least 1-2 year off. Much will be determined on how AMD(ATI) does saleswise I think...

          But that said, NVIDIA has supported Linux a lot more than ATI ever bothered, so ATI has some work to be done in order to get a better rep. Seemed that AMD was the tipping point.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oblidor View Post
            On Open Source drivers from NVIDIA, I think this is probably at least 1-2 year off.
            I will avoid NVIDIA hardware like the plague until they take concrete steps to provide a viable open source driver.
            Last edited by stan; 08-29-2008, 11:30 AM.

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            • #7
              is the best person

              Nvision 2008 has come and gone with no open source announcement in sight. Has NVIDIA played Phoronix (and all the others who've bought their junk hardware on the false promise) for a fool.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ovi44 View Post
                Nvision 2008 has come and gone with no open source announcement in sight. Has NVIDIA played Phoronix (and all the others who've bought their junk hardware on the false promise) for a fool.
                I don't think anyone bought their hardwardware from nvidia based on it's opensource strategy. They bought it because it works period.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  They gave their answer a few months back

                  http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2588
                  Yes, their claim is that it is useless. Now, THAT's arrogance, folks.

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                  • #10
                    Nice!

                    OpenGL 3.0, suspend/resume work great, nothing else to ask from me

                    (except maybe to release the driver as open-source so loud people who aren't helping coding nv but posting on forums instead can keep quiet!)

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