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Old 11-13-2004, 10:19 AM   #16
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Originally posted by nuka_t
what do you mean?

they arent outsourcing their cards, jsut the drivers.

and the whole of linux was created in peoples free time. im sure the linux community can handle a couple of drivers, esprecially if the bigboys at mandrake/novell/redhat get their hands on them.

what do you guys think about hte idea of nvidia giving their driver sources to the big distro companies and having them improve upon them together and release a joint propriety driver for all linux users?

that way they wont release video specifications to the public, we get better drivers and nvidia gets to lay off a couple of its workers. everybody wins. well...
I mean hardware and the driver go together, you wil not see nvidia release a blueprint of their chip structure... I don't ever think you will see a release of their driver either.

That would be interesting for them to let a few big companies hack away at their linux support... but seriously.. Is the support going to be that much better or any better at all?

I really dont think the Open Source comunity can do any better than NVIDIA... look at the few ATI cards that have the source released.. there is no 3d accell with those open-source drivers (yet no accell from ATI either.)
Old 11-13-2004, 02:13 PM   #17
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the number of people that use those opensourced cards are very little. and in most cases, using it without videocard drivers would probably get better results. but when you look at ATI's new cards that are cheap and fast, people would be much more motivated to build drivers for them, especially since they offer better performance for the dollar than nvidias cards. have you seen the x700? but thats not to say the 6600gt is a bad card either, and im hoping they release a 6700gt soon, i might buy that.


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