Opinion: NVIDIA drivers are a BAD Thing [tm]

duncan brown duncanbrown at linuxadvocate.net
Wed May 19 17:26:52 UTC 2004

Rui Miguel Seabra said:
> On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 12:07 -0500, Elliott Wilcoxon wrote:
>> And yet, they don't run 3d as fast as ATI's closed source drivers.
>> Admittedly, ATI's better in supporting open source than Nvidia, but
>> they aren't perfect either.
> I think that the performance question isn't really about wether they're
> the fastest but if it's fast enough.
> But ATI is nearly as bad as NVIDIA, yes.

which is kind of a shame about nvidia since their entire development farm
consists of about 3000+ linux boxen.

did you know that nvidia doesn't produce the chips?  they just design them
and emulate them on their huge farm, and then outsource the fabrication. 
i interviewed with them last year and found that out.


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