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    Default Linus Torvalds Calls NVIDIA The Worst Company Ever

    Phoronix: Linus Torvalds Calls NVIDIA The Worst Company Ever

    Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, has called out NVIDIA for their poor graphics drivers in a public presentation. In the talk he called NVIDIA "the single worst company we have ever dealt with" and ended his green comments with "NVIDIA: FUCK YOU!"..

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

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    I think Disney is the worst company for Linux. I know it sounds like a stretch, but their lobbiests have single-handedly had the maximum copyright duration extended from 28 years after the creation of the work to 70 years after the death of the author. Since then, there's been an increased incentive to not go open source because they can remain a monopolist for a hundred years or so.

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    has called out NVIDIA for their poor graphics drivers
    I don't think this is the reason. The middle finger most probably points to NVidia's refusal to answer kernel developer questions about hardware internals.

    Driver support is mostly excellent by NVidia, so it's highly unlikely that Linus is referring to that. It makes sense; he's a kernel dev and doesn't care about their binary driver. He only cares about in-kernel drivers, for which hardware internals are needed.

    So Michael, where did you get the information that Linus is referring to "their poor graphics drivers"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    So Michael, where did you get the information that Linus is referring to "their poor graphics drivers"?
    He replied to a woman calling out nVidia on crap/late Optimus support with their drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    He replied to a woman calling out nVidia on crap/late Optimus support with their drivers.
    He also said "worst company we've ever dealth with". Kernel devs don't "deal" with the binary driver. It's developed internally by NVidia.

    So he can't be referring to the driver.

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    Maybe this valve/source thing will make them wake up.

    Linux devs stopped taking dumps from kernels with the Nvidia module loaded long ago.

    It's a good driver as far as openGL performance goes, but there are quite a few things it doesn't support in Linux, and they are so secretive about everything, even something as simple as what bit of firmware do I need to load to get the thing to light up.

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    Well, Nvidia produce more things other than just graphic cards which also requires kernel support so the finger from Linus probably includes other areas as well and not only graphics.

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    Default point taken.

    Point taken: don't buy NVidia hardware from now on; don't recommend their hardware also for our friend..
    But..but.. If I use linux, their driver is one of the best.. 怎么办?
    Oh, what an irony..

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.s. View Post
    Point taken: don't buy NVidia hardware from now on; don't recommend their hardware also for our friend..
    But..but.. If I use linux, their driver is one of the best.. 怎么办?
    Oh, what an irony..
    Because Nvidia works the best for me. I wish I could say FOSS is better, but so far it hasn't been.

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    Default Optimess anyone ?

    Quote Originally Posted by t.s. View Post
    Point taken: don't buy NVidia hardware from now on; don't recommend their hardware also for our friend..
    But..but.. If I use linux, their driver is one of the best.. 怎么办?
    Oh, what an irony..
    ...ironically, you're wrong, because ALL the "newer" laptops (with nvidia chips), and I do mean all, have the "Nvidia Optimus" technology, so in other words, those expensive nvidia gpu's just became useless on linux, and we're paying for nothing !? Bumblebee/Schmumblebee -thanks for squat Nvialis, err I meant nvidia
    Oh, what a bunch of lying_oxymorons@nvidia

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