Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Oct 2009 22:10 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX "In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Twelve pages worth of questions were accumulated and we finally have the answers to a majority of them. NVIDIA's Andy Ritger, who leads the user-space side of the NVIDIA UNIX Graphics Driver team for workstation, desktop, and notebook GPUs, answered these questions. With that said, there are some great, in-depth technical answers and not the usual marketing speak found in many interviews."
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by lithium on Tue 20th Oct 2009 22:25 UTC
lithium
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Even two years ago I would not have bought anything but nVidia graphics hardware just because their drivers where the best there was. Now, things look totally different. nVidia is quickly moving from 1st place to last place. Intel already rules the integrated graphics sector with their surpreme drivers and AMD is quickly closing the gap, supporting more and more stuff in their free driver every month or so. Even nouveau is getting usable (for 2D stuff, with 3D soon to follow) and it actually already works better than nVidia's binary-only driver for what it can do.

And here we see nVidia not releasing code or docs because they are worried about their precious IP...

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