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Re: ATI video comes out of the closet



Matthew Flaschen wrote:


So far the nVidia video card on my motherboard has been the one
biggest head acke in this computer. It is wonderful with Windows I
hear but it sucks on Linux. Had I known....
Are you running the driver that nVidia gives away and fedora makes you
go out of your way to install and use?
I think you mean nVidia makes you go out of the way.
No I don't mean that.  I don't have to make any extra effort for nVidia
drivers on Windows or Macs.

Oh, really?  You can get all the drivers you need directly from
Microsoft?  Then what's the issue with Vista hardware?

What issue?  Has Microsoft stopped providing updates for XP yet?


nVidia themselves are doing more work for
the Linux version since they can't count on a stable interface.

And Windows has a stable interface?  Again, I refer you to Vista.

It is stable for many years at a time.

Fedora could redistribute the driver as provided by nVidia but chooses not to.

If they were willing to have hidden code they're legally unable to modify.

Or if they cared about their user experience...

It will be interesting to see how many people _really_ are able to do better than the vendor engineers
at writing drivers, though.

Of course, that's true if the devices aren't properly documented.  But
the kernel hackers have already done wonders for devices with good docs,
and even some without.

Firewire is still a good example.

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  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com



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