Originally Posted by Saist
Yes, NVIDIA's are binary blobs as well. However, many people end up converting from ATI -> NVIDIA due to the slower performance of the fglrx drivers, installation problems, etc..
To be frank, the fglrx drivers, nowadays, are not harder to install and get working than the nvidia drivers.
As for Open source drivers, I do not care all that much about that, as long as the drivers are working properly with up to par performance.
As long as I can remember, the original Radeon, Radeon SE, Rage 128 and even the mach32 and 64, I always managed to get the ati cards to work correctly and with good performance in linux.
Like it is now, it is cheaper to get an nvidia card than an ATI card for the same level of performance in linux. I am tired of funding a company, ehich doesn't care all that much about it's linux users, for the sole reason that this company is Canadian like I am, which btw is not the case anymore. Now I want to support companies which really support linux, nvidia for their good linux support and Intel for their open source drivers and their excellent programming tools (compiles, profilers, optimizers and debugging tools).
Neither have opened their drivers, true. But NVidia do have far better driver support, even though it is in a closed binary. Black, but less black than AMD.
Yeah, sure. I can agree to this on one thing. ATi can automate the installation. Working is a totally different matter.
Originally Posted by glussier
getting a fglrx kernel module is not a big problem, but making the xorg part to work is sometimes tricky :]
so i can partially agree with that.
btw i just found something that resembles the post of one proprietary driver ex-developer i mentioned. (although that's not the one i was looking for)
Last edited by yoshi314; 03-17-2007 at 02:17 PM.