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  • kraftman
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    @deanjo

    Take a linux distro from the 2001 era and see how well it runs out of the box on your modern system.
    Windows has even problems with current hardware. I had xp and GF2 MX and I had to replace my card, because xp refused to install (sp1 fixed this after long time waiting). An only reason why windows 'supports' many devices is third party members which provide drivers for it.
    Last edited by kraftman; 02 March 2009, 03:33 PM.

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  • Hephasteus
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Take a linux distro from the 2001 era and see how well it runs out of the box on your modern system. Slipstreaming and integration of XP patches and drivers can relieve the issues you have with windows XP. nLite makes the whole process painless. In contrast if you downloaded the Windows 7 Beta you would see that on modern hardware even things like tv cards, bluetooth, sli, fakeraids, etc are supported on a vast majority of hardware out of the box, what isn't is usually easily found with a windows update. Comparing a OS that was put together 7+ years ago to one that was released a few days ago isn't exactly a fair comparison when it comes to what it supports out of the box.

    Let's be fair, if someone was to compare Windows 7 to Redhat 7.2 there would be a lot of screaming.


    Not sure what video card you have but both ATI and Nvidia have ogl3 window drivers.
    Pretty fair comparison as windows vista would require the same amount of hardware messing. Every package I set up with xp i would have had to set up with vista. I didn't even count having to set up firewall and spyware blockers and everything.

    Have to check it again but think Furmark was reporting GL 2.1 on lastest driver under windows.

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  • deemz
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    Chrome9!! Chrome9!

    Random screen corruption that can only be fixed, usually through a restart

    Chrome9 Chrome9

    Help VIA

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  • Kano
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    @Saist

    Bugtrackers can be useful for huge projects, but even if you track em offically then it does not lead to faster solutions. If there is a direct way to get in contact with a developer I definitly prefer that over using a bugtracker. Some distro devs only do something when there is an open bug, maybe because they have to justify the time they spent on bug x to solve it and have got stats who did solve the most of em. Many huger problems you can found repeatedly on a forum, so it should be possible for dev to figure out where to look first too. But if they are unable to fix bugs then the most informative bugtracker will not help em.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Saist View Post
    and you miss the point. There's no tracking record with that. You send off an email, and you have nothing to link to, nothing to point, no reference.

    That's not support.
    You fire off a email you get a case number and a direct contact and email of the person looking into it. Trust me, been doing it for years and they are very good with responding and keeping you up to date with issues. That is better then most bugtrackers out there where crap sometimes goes unlooked at for sometimes months and years.

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  • Saist
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    Did you ever look at

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14

    That's a forum for Nvidia users.
    and you get the same chew-out as well for missing the point.

    did you ever look at Driverheaven.net ? Rage3d.com ? Phoronix.com ?

    Yes, CatalystMaker reads Driverheaven.net and Rage3D. Yes, Mr. Bridgman and Alex read Phoronix. That doesn't make them feedback for reporting bugs.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    Did you ever look at

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14

    That's a forum for Nvidia users.

    There is also the #nvidia channel on freenode and Plagman is constantly on there getting and giving feedback as well as a few other nvidia guru's.

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  • Saist
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    I really wish people would read the README (or even what is plainly printed on the driver download page)
    If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Linux discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to [email protected].
    and you miss the point. There's no tracking record with that. You send off an email, and you have nothing to link to, nothing to point, no reference.

    That's not support.

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  • Kano
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    Did you ever look at

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14

    That's a forum for Nvidia users.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Saist View Post
    By comparison, in the whole issue of "Nvidia doesn't have an open-source strategy" there is no way there to connect with the developers or file bugs, so maybe many of the people who have had problems with ATi and use Nvidia cards think that lacking such a feedback mechanism is well.. normal. ?
    I really wish people would read the README (or even what is plainly printed on the driver download page)

    If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Linux discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to [email protected].

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