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  • #21
    Originally posted by asdx
    To me, Fglrx and Nvidia are the drivers that suck, and I think the Linux community will be better off improving the free drivers than using the half-assed blobs that some corporations come up with.
    You're delusional. The NVIDIA blob is -the- best driver on the block. Noone even bothers to argue otherwise because of the gap in quality and stability it has over every other driver in Linux land.

    Intel is probably the most solid open driver, but it lacks in features and performance. Admittedly, this is due mostly to lack of comparably powerful hardware- even the latest Intel chips get spanked by a GTX/GTS 8800 (a 6 year old NVIDIA chip- in fact the oldest one with fully programmable, unified shaders).

    NVIDIA is pretty critical to the success of Linux as a gaming platform, they just need to wake up and realize how much power (and thus responsibility) they're holding.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by bug77 View Post
      Please, try to think before you speak. ATI/AMD has been providing specs for years and the open driver still sucks. Do you really want nvidia's blob to go away tomorrow?
      Try to put yourself in their shoes: they have a binary core that can be made to work on Linux, Windows, Solaris and BSD. Why treat Linux differently? Does that make business sense?
      Nope. And thats the point here. NVIDIA, or any other developer, isn't going to give Linux special treatment. There seems to be the assumption that every single interface should be supported by every single dev out there, and a lot of whining and complaining when that doesn't happen.

      NVIDIA has a driver base that works across multiple OS architectures. They aren't going to treat Linux special.

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      • #23
        Why does everyone always have to complain about the Nvidia driver not being open source? Nowhere on the box that your card came in did it say, "Includes free open-source Linux driver." If you aren't happy with Nouveau or Nvidia's blob, then maybe you should consider using a different graphics card.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by tux9656 View Post
          Why does everyone always have to complain about the Nvidia driver not being open source? Nowhere on the box that your card came in did it say, "Includes free open-source Linux driver." If you aren't happy with Nouveau or Nvidia's blob, then maybe you should consider using a different graphics card.
          Cause they are better, driver are thing where I agree fully with the opinion from Richard Stallman about free software.

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