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Thread: NVIDIA Opens Up SHIELD Gaming Operating System

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    Default NVIDIA Opens Up SHIELD Gaming Operating System

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Opens Up SHIELD Gaming Operating System

    The NVIDIA SHIELD portable gaming device/console was released at the end of July and now NVIDIA has come forward with the source-code to the whole operating system in hopes of encouraging enthusiasts to modify and improve the platform...

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

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    Does it mean that GPU drivers were opened too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by makson View Post
    Does it mean that GPU drivers were opened too?
    The people on this server. Give a man a fish, and he'll complain that you didn't give him a fishing boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    The people on this server. Give a man a fish, and he'll complain that you didn't give him a fishing boat.
    I am not complaining, just asking.
    But if they did not release drivers, than what they actually released, as Android is open source anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    Give a man a fish, and he'll complain that you didn't give him a fishing boat.
    I think the better analogy would be that nVidia gave you (us) the bait.

    The NVIDIA SHIELD ... runs "100%" on Google's Android, so the code drop isn't exactly a huge surprise.

    This seems to be nothing more than publicity. But I emphasize "seems" as we may see something good. Someone that goes digging though it will soon tell us.

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    I wonder if this means that now it would be possible for a third party to add Linux support to the "PC game streaming" feature, or implement a similar feature that supports Linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    The people on this server. Give a man a fish, and he'll complain that you didn't give him a fishing boat.
    Since when is a question (and in this case even a good one) a complain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    The people on this server. Give a man a fish, and he'll complain that you didn't give him a fishing boat.
    Is that a joke? To continue your analogy, I'd rather have a very very small fishing boat than a ton of fish.

    i.e. bare OS, but free drivers, are better for me than closed drivers with opened OS frontend.

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    Hmmm, I wonder if there is exfat source code in there since it has a card slot.

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    Android again? No, thanks.

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