Android alone has 400 million devices out there, all running Linux, none running Nvidia. Intel has more than 50% share on desktops. Not to mention all the servers out there.
Must be another gamer kid.
Sure, there's probably more handsets out there using Snapdragon/PowerVR/etc, but Tegra is becoming more popular since it's a pretty good platform for games/media.
...and Linus Torvalds saying NVIDIA is the worst company ever when it comes to interacting with the development of the Linux kernel?
...and this is what the thread is all about?
...and Linux is not a "failure" in terms of market share?
People here care about their desktops. Android is a different platform. The use of the Linux kernel in Android is quite irrelevant to us.
Linus is what the world needs; people who speak the truth however unsexy it would be. Some may say that nvidia is good because they provide a reasonably good binary blob. That is true, but it has nothing to do with Linus's and the kernel developer community's experience with them. They do not care about blobs, they care about how the company works with them, and i have no problem believing that nvidia would be the most arrogant company to work with, just as he tries to points out in his famous style.Quote:
Aside from Torvalds' NVIDIA remarks near the end, the entire talk is worth watching.
Linus is a Finn, we are kinda introverted people. We focus on the essence of things and strip off the unnecessary sugarcoating of courtesy.
Nobody expects a company to give away their technology, parts of drivers etc. But everybody should expect companies to give the very basic info of how someone would go about to build up support for the hardware. Just as AMD and most other manufacturers do. If they do not, i would go as far as saying it to be anticompetitive measures.
Of course, the average Bonzy-Buddy user who installs malware if it promises cute kittens on the desktop and write replies with their credit card information to Nigerian scammers, he doesn't don't care. And they are the majority.Quote:
If not then it is silly to 'expect' them to come forward with that information. WYSIWYG and it doesn't seem to hurt their product sales in the least (in fact they actually sell more then their competitor that does provide that information). IMHO, it is unreasonable to expect anything more then what is presented as is in the first place.
So we are where we are. People being forced to use closed-source systems with hardware they own. A microprocessor manufacturer deciding what you can run on your computer.
Well, as long as it has Bonzy Buddy, everything is ok I guess....