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Re: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]

On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 13:05, dalen wrote:
> Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 19:28 -0500, dalen wrote:
> > 
> >>When Rui suggests something constructive such as a method to play 
> >>TuxRacer without proprietary drivers, I may consider listening.  Until 
> >>then, rui_zealotry.pl is simply troll noise on this list.
> > 
> > 
> > I did suggest something constructive:
> > 
> >   a) To use your power as a costumer to create demand for Free Software
> >      drivers.

How do I do that?

> >   b) change your graphics card
> > 
> > Using the proprietary driver, which even artificially restricts the way
> > you use your graphics card with MACROVISION, you will never have Free
> > Software drivers, and you will be under the control imposed by NVIDIA.
> > 
> > You're calling me a zealot, but in fact the zealot is you. You are the
> > one who's blindly idolatring a company that wants to control what you do
> > with your computer.

How is Nvidia controlling what I do with my computer?
Don't compare Microsoft position with nVidia position, please. nVidia
could be gone in a matter of months if they sleep for too long on their
success. Let say they f*** up big time one generation of GPU and most
sells will swing into ATI camp (or any other contenders to the top
If nVidia were to do something silly I could swap the card in a matter
of minutes.
I'm using open formats for my documents.
I setup my computers in such a way that as long as I have my data backed
up on a CD-R or DVD-R I'm safe.
Neither nVidia nor Microsoft controls what I do with my computers.
The key word is "dependence".

> > Rui
> > 
> What would be your choice for suggestion b?

I would also be interested by an answer to b)

Frederic Soulier <frederic wallaby uklinux net>

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