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    Default NVIDIA PR Responds To Torvalds' Harsh Words

    Phoronix: NVIDIA PR Responds To Torvalds' Harsh Words

    NVIDIA's PR department has issued a statement following the harsh comments by Linus Torvalds last week where he referred to the graphics company as the single worst company they have ever dealt with, called them out on not supporting Optimus, and other issues...

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

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    That was a really long-winded way to basically say, "Fuck you, Linus!"

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    I think the "free & open" fanatics sometimes confuse the difference between a project and a product. NVidia offers products, not projects. They manage to make their products work within the confinements of a kernel that basically only supports in-kernel drivers. It's quite a challenge, but they come through with a product that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    I think the "free & open" fanatics sometimes confuse the difference between a project and a product. NVidia offers products, not projects. They manage to make their products work within the confinements of a kernel that basically only supports in-kernel drivers. It's quite a challenge, but they come through with a product that works.
    Is that a no true Scotsman argument, or would you like to clarify the difference between a product and a project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    I think the "free & open" fanatics sometimes confuse the difference between a project and a product. NVidia offers products, not projects. They manage to make their products work within the confinements of a kernel that basically only supports in-kernel drivers. It's quite a challenge, but they come through with a product that works.
    NVIDIA just disrespects the Linux kernel ecosystem. Some people don't care because they're quite
    happy with the features of the NVIDIA blob, which is admittedly the best blob around.
    Calling those that do care fanatics right away is ignorant, isn't it?

    Nobody asks NVIDIA to open up their driver. What's keeping them from releasing at least parts
    of the documentation as AMD does? I think it would be widely accepted if a company keeps
    their blob in parallel to a community driven OSS driver based on documentation. If NVIDIA wants
    to be in the Linux game they should play by the rules.
    Last edited by entropy; 06-19-2012 at 01:56 PM.

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    Saying the newly introduced options for the nvidia installer helped bumblebee is more or less a joke because when you use packaged drivers those options are not used at all. They should have known better as the number of laptops with Optimus is increasing very much. Just ignore that fact and wait till another one tries to find a workaround is not good. Certainly the drivers for desktop systems work very well but they should have done much for Optimus support.

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    Linus criticized from a Linux kernel developer point of view. He didn't say: "Fu**in' artifacts and frame drops when I'm pawning noobs in ETQW"
    The PR, as usual, gave a canned response that is only marginally related to the main issue.

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    nVidia is full of crap. Let's take a look at all of the Android based hardware out there on the Tegra 2 that has been forgotten about and left behind because we have NO DRIVERS for their hardware. O2X, G2X, Viewsonic GTab, etc... All we want is open drivers that can be used to implement hardware acceleration but NOOOOOO... nVidia is too engrossed in being ass hats to give us that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talvik View Post
    Linus criticized from a Linux kernel developer point of view. He didn't say: "Fu**in' artifacts and frame drops when I'm pawning noobs in ETQW"
    The PR, as usual, gave a canned response that is only marginally related to the main issue.
    Indeed. In fact it's exactly what "happy" NVIDIA users answered.
    "But hey, it's the best Linux driver around. So NVIDIA does care about Linux. q.e.d."

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    Dafuq? That's all they have to say?

    Pffft, go fool yourself, NVidia!

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