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Re: Fedora's intended target audience?



On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 18:20 +0200, Emmanuel Seyman wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 06:06:58PM +0200, Gérard Milmeister wrote:
> > 
> > People should stop blame NVIDIA for everything because of the binary-only
> > drivers.
> 
> Well, we can certainly blame them for being clueless.
> 
> '"It's so hard to write a graphics driver that open-sourcing it would not
>  help," said Andrew Fear, Nvidia's software product manager.'
> 
> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6061491.html
> 
> And please note that we're not asking for an open-source driver.
> Hardware specs would suffice.
> 
> > not 3D-acceleration, but TwinView. Reverting to the open-source driver
> > would break my configuration and not just make some games stop working.
> 
> Last I heard, NVidia was responsible (or was paying the person responsible)
> for maintaining the nv driver. So they're actually responisible for that, too.
> 
> > Also, NVIDIA does not support Fedora Core 5. They support Linux in 
> > general and simply cannot follow every little technical issue of 
> > hundreds of distributions.
> 
> Which is exactly why they should publish hardware specs and let the
> distributions (well, the X.org developers) handle the problem themselves.

While I completely agree with you technically, users should only
minimally suffer because of some executive stupidity.

-- 
Gérard Milmeister
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CH-8057 Zürich


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