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  1. I hope you use an open BIOS, and open CPU...

    I hope you use an open BIOS, and open CPU microcode, and hardware schematics, and open....
    Otherwise you'd be a hypocrite. :)

    Seriously though, Linux has a pretty good claim to being the best OS,...
  2. It's just an update command for Gentoo, which...

    It's just an update command for Gentoo, which takes a fair amount of time per update needed, as builds everything from source. If you add -e then it rebuilds your entire system from source, from the...
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    The most important advantage of btrfs/zfs raid is...

    The most important advantage of btrfs/zfs raid is that the filesystem checksums allow it to work out which set of data is the correct one when there is some corruption (as opposed to a full-on disk...
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    What? Motif is hideous. Qt (and GTK) are better...

    What? Motif is hideous. Qt (and GTK) are better in every way, the only thing this benefits is legacy apps.
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    Firmware should be agnostic to everything except...

    Firmware should be agnostic to everything except the specific piece of hardware it's made for. It is configuration bits/code that run on some microcontroller inside the device, it is not executed on...
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    Talk to these people: http://www.nvidia.com The...

    Talk to these people: http://www.nvidia.com
    The nvidia blob is as stable as vesafb in my recent experience. Open source is great, but for graphics drivers it really doesn't matter.
  7. It would be interesting to also have a graph...

    It would be interesting to also have a graph showing results as a fraction of the blob results, so the hardware differences were eliminated (as much as is possible). Then we could see how the open...
  8. Haven't got my projector to hand to test, but I'm...

    Haven't got my projector to hand to test, but I'm pretty sure disper does that just fine (-s for primary only and -S for secondary only). That suggests nvidia-settings should be able to do it too.
  9. Enabling twinview works fine without restarting...

    Enabling twinview works fine without restarting X. I use disper because it's slightly quicker than using nvidia-settings. I just plug in my projector and run disper -e, and I have an extended desktop...
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    I know it's older than these betas, I was just...

    I know it's older than these betas, I was just pointing it out to the people above who seem unaware that there is a 64-bit player at all. It still reports as version 10.3.162.29, though it doesn't...
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    There is a beta 64-bit player actually....

    There is a beta 64-bit player actually. http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
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    This is true. What we should be asking for...

    This is true. What we should be asking for instead is either a framebuffer driver for the pretty bootup stuff or an egl driver for wayland.
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    The nvidia driver already does KMS (mode setting...

    The nvidia driver already does KMS (mode setting in the kernel). What it doesn't have is a framebuffer console driver, so it can't do the seamless switching thing that everyone seems to think 'KMS'...
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    Great, just openoffice is getting more widely...

    Great, just openoffice is getting more widely known among the less technically inclined, let's change the name. What a wonderful idea.
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    As I understand it, the nvidia driver does kernel...

    As I understand it, the nvidia driver does kernel mode setting, and has done for some time. The nvidia driver also shouldn't need the X server to be run as root so long as the user is in the video...
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    I wonder if there could be some kind of official...

    I wonder if there could be some kind of official steam livecd one day to make a kind of pc-based games console. Live CDs are very good at booting anywhere these days, valve could probably get...
  17. This is a good point, the gallium driver...

    This is a good point, the gallium driver especially seems to only be working at factors of 120 fps (ie 120/60/30/24).
  18. Surely just releasing it and adding a check for...

    Surely just releasing it and adding a check for nvidia drivers would pressure ATI into fixing their driver faster than not releasing it?
  19. I'm very aware that anecdote != data, but reiser4...

    I'm very aware that anecdote != data, but reiser4 is the only file system I've had where a bunch of files have irrevocably disappeared, and this was when it was supposed to be reasonably usable, not...
  20. Direct3D I can dream can't I? :)

    Direct3D


    I can dream can't I? :)
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