quote: Am I in the minority in thinking that no matter how upset you are, no matter who you think have done you wrong, no matter how much hatred you have for someone, you should never resort to profanity?
quote: I'm not sure who this manufactured controversy is supposed to appeal to. Are there still rabid fanboys (other than teenagers in their parents basement) fighting over Linux vs. M$? Really? If so, that's pretty stupid and I would expect more from adults.
quote: There is a method to this madness. Linus needs to make a dramatic gesture to alert all the Linux users that they should avoid nVidia. This sort of thing get press, and it wakes people up. As a Linux user, I will remember this the next time I go buy a computer. If Linus had very politely said "please avoid nVidia", it never would have made the news and I never would have read about it. Now that the issue has gotten my attention, I know that I will stop buying nVidia products and I bet there are thousands just like me.
quote: This is injustice and discrimination.
quote: Sigh... Okay turn this into a civil rights issue. Good luck with that. You Linux guys are just nuts. /ignore.
quote: All of the Graphics cards will work flawlessly and without a hiccup, at their best possible performance. And it will be Clear and Honest.
quote: Intel's drivers SUCK, and they lose nothing from open sourcing crapware. They have no worries of others stealing the slowest gpu's in the world. NV/AMD have no use for their junk, so they have no fear of releasing and appeasing the linux crowd. Who would want to emulate their performance in GPU's? Nobody. HP has server linux projects going all the time and would like to see it do well (they make money from it..duh). AMD makes just about nothing for the last 10yrs (20?). They must bend over compared to NV who has 3bil in the bank, is profitable and debt free. They are FORCED to cater to niche markets and be a bit nicer even if it hurts
quote: What comes to mind is that this is just a publicity stunt. But Linus isn't a Howard Stern, is he? Linus is opinionated. But I've always thought of him as intelligently opinionated. Is he resorting to this "shock jock" method just to get attention?
quote: * They kill the FP64 in new GTX 680 cards to be worse than the GTX 580, whereas they impose a limitation in the GLRead Pixels that is left unsolved to sell Quadros. Yeah, now we are comparable to Windows, same Laggie in Blender sculpt mode. A shame for Nvidia.GTX 285 is good for modeling/sculpt mode and real time preview and now GTX 580 is a cuda card only, laaaaaagiiesssssss. (two generations after the 285, we have a worse card from Nvidia)
quote: * Still today, SLI doesn't help dual VGA cards in Linux,
quote: * Still today, if my mother needs to change my monitor resolution, their drivers will change the resolutions for all of the users, their driver can't be configured per session.
quote: * Multiprocessor support is disabled for OpenGL users in the Ge force cards for Linux, then the datablocks selection from the cards can't be threaded.
quote: * Their GPU video acceleration turns every persons in the youtube videos an esque of the Avatar film.
quote: In fact, the problem has started in Fermi Cards into an specific instruction that was working very well in the 2XX series, and when coders started to Use Cuda to accelerate GLReadPixels and get the real performance of fermi cards, Nvidia installed a new 'cough' kernel in kepler to make sure that the Performance of the GLReadPixels is abysmal when compared to Quadros. If you have time, read the posts in the link !
quote: 2) SLI never helped OpenGL users when using Ge Force Cards. I didn't knew that this is software dependant, I tought it was driver dependant. (Well, why Quadro SLI work for OpenGL no matter what the software ???) Anyway, a free driver may solve the problem.
quote: 3) About resolution changes, ask for XRandR support, or then, try to move the /etc/Xorg.conf to another place. The Nvidia Linux Kernel demands this place and not a /Home/.X11 or whatever.It's in the Nvidia driver, we can't do anything...
quote: 4) We never saw a good integration between Nvidia Cards/OpenGL Softwares and Threaded processing when using Ge Force cards. I saw a Quadro working, the driver used was at the same number, and all of the processors start to work when rotating a model. Much faster because of something in the driver. Sure, I cannot confirm, and no one can see what's the specific problem of the Ge Force Cards...
quote: There is no kernel in video cards. It is a firmware.
quote: You will be in complete darkness when open source has support for it because there is no documentation for open source drivers.
quote: X Window System does not allow this because changing to one config to another can not be done.
quote: Workstation cards are tested more and developed more
quote: NVIDIA does owe a fair deal to Linux. A large share of its scientific computing (CUDA GPU compute) users primarily run on Linux clusters/supercomputers. And NVIDIA's burgeoning Tegra system-on-a-chip line has been driven by the strong sales of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android -- a Linux distribution. That said, as the old saying goes, you'll attract more flies with honey than vinegar. Perhaps Mr. Torvalds should keep that in mind.
quote: after all Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) basically refuses to play ball at all offering little to no drivers support for Linux.