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    Phoronix: Another Week, Another New NVIDIA Linux Driver

    It has not even been a week since the release of 185.13 Beta Linux driver, but today these Santa Clara engineers have pushed out yet another driver update for Linux. The NVIDIA 180.41 driver is this newest driver and it brings support for new Quadro FX graphics cards, improved power management on some systems, and bug-fixes. The NVIDIA 180.41 driver introduces support for the Quadro FX 380, Quadro FX 580, Quadro FX 1800, and Quadro FX 3800 workstation GPUs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzE1NQ

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    Who cares about xf86-video-nv driver. My card would burn if i'd use this driver. It doesn't have any features.

    I don't worry about them because i've got very often released nvidia proprietary driver.

    For all those who want to buy new gfx and have got dilemma:
    Nvidia cards are THE BEST and company does care about it's customer

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSLW View Post
    Nvidia cards are THE BEST and company does care about it's customer
    Surely they don't care about me. My laptop with a Quadro NVS130 does not work properly with their binary crap since I bought it one year ago.

    I probably did a poor choice, I'll make sure to do a better one at the next buying decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giallu View Post
    Surely they don't care about me. My laptop with a Quadro NVS130 does not work properly with their binary crap since I bought it one year ago.

    I probably did a poor choice, I'll make sure to do a better one at the next buying decision.
    Hey what about ATI they don't even properly support r500 and in the end they are ending the support at all. How long ago was r500 released (3-4 years ago)?

    What I mean is NVIDIA does care the best for its customers from all brands. It is obvious that they can not uphold 100% of users satisfied.
    Nothing in this world can be 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSLW View Post
    Hey what about ATI they don't even properly support r500 and in the end they are ending the support at all. How long ago was r500 released (3-4 years ago)?
    Right, but that just shows how closed source stuff hurts in the end. You are at the mercy of vendors, and they decide if and how long supporting your hardware.

    However, ATI made something better: they released documentation without NDA attached, so now R500 _open_ drivers are coming along nicely, and those are not going to be discontinued, at least until there are developers with those cards in their hands...

    THAT is the strength on Open Source

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    Quote Originally Posted by giallu View Post
    You are at the mercy of vendors, and they decide if and how long supporting your hardware.
    How long would you like to use GF2 MX? It's been almost 8 years and they didn't stoped to release new drivers for this hardware. I think that after 8 years your hardware is so old that it can wait to go for local museum.


    Quote Originally Posted by giallu View Post
    [...]However, ATI made something better: they released documentation without NDA attached, so now R500 _open_ drivers are coming along nicely, and those are not going to be discontinued, at least until there are developers with those cards in their hands...

    THAT is the strength on Open Source
    Yeah and what about XvBA? Does ATI released documentation for XvBA for r600? I think not and that won't change any time soon. They can't even provide XvBA with closed drivers. It won't come along so nicely as you think.

    NVIDIA on other side has got VDPAU for all hardware that supports it and NVIDIA in most released drivers fixes bugs with VDPAU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSLW View Post
    Who cares about xf86-video-nv driver. My card would burn if i'd use this driver. It doesn't have any features.

    I don't worry about them because i've got very often released nvidia proprietary driver.

    For all those who want to buy new gfx and have got dilemma:
    Nvidia cards are THE BEST and company does care about it's customer
    they just dont care enough to fix the insane stability issues which many are having....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeeman View Post
    they just dont care enough to fix the insane stability issues which many are having....
    I'm using 185.13 drivers and they are not the newest and everything runs stable on my hardware. I admit that there was huge problem with 180.35 stability but this wasn't stable driver at all so various things happened.

    Or i didn't understand your post and you are saying about xf86-video-nv which i personally use only on the beginning when switching from Fedora n-1 to newest Fedora n

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSLW View Post
    For all those who want to buy new gfx and have got dilemma:
    Nvidia cards are THE BEST and company does care about it's customer
    A company that cares about its customers would not use proprietary software as a tool to force them onto an upgrade treadmill. nVidia is a company that only cares about its bottom line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant P. View Post
    A company that cares about its customers would not use proprietary software as a tool to force them onto an upgrade treadmill. nVidia is a company that only cares about its bottom line.
    How does NVidia do that? Contrary to ATI, which is dropping support for older chipsets, NVidia maintains and updates legacy drivers for their older hardware.

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