PhysX SDK Support Comes Back To Linux
Phoronix: PhysX SDK Support Comes Back To Linux
Back in 2006 a start-up company known as AGEIA launched the PhysX PPU, the first Physics Processing Unit (PPU) for offloading physics calculations in games and applications that utilize the PhysX API onto this discrete processor for boosting overall system performance...
I hope only few uses this proprietary technology
I hope not many people make software for Linux with that, because it is unfree and you need an unfree driver also you can only use it with Nvidia grafic cards.
So to use this under Linux, you must be one of the few, who use Linux, who have a newer Nvidia Card and use the binary Nvidia drivers. I think that makes not much sense. Why using Linux if you like proprietary vendor-specific solutions, I donīt get it?
I usuly like it when companys support Linux, but not if they only try to force you to buy their (and nothing from a other grafics competitor) hardware to use it.
With Intel selling the most grafic-chips and AMD on second place, and Amd selling most grafic-cards I donīt hope/see that nvidia can hold physix alive in mid/long term.
Nvidia go to Gnu.org or even opensource.org read there for 15 minutes whats the Idea/thougts behind Linux is, and come than back with open drivers/specs and other open stuff.