Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 9th Apr 2010 10:29 UTC
Linux "To be clear about this article's intent, it's not to bash Microsoft, or Windows. Because to be fair, despite using Linux 95% of the time while I'm on the PC, I can find more faults with it than Windows. So, this article's goal is to highlight some of the major pluses of Linux, and also showcase where Windows could improve in the future, should Microsoft take heed of the suggestions."
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RE: Comment by tuma324
by panzi on Fri 9th Apr 2010 16:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by tuma324"
panzi
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2006-01-22

While I'm a Linux user I must say: Stability. Both API and crash wise. When the graphics card driver crashes in Windows (XP) then the desktop stays up. It switches to a fallback driver with less resolution and color depth but your applications still all run unchanged (well, maybe not 3D apps). THAT is awesome, I want that in Linux! Also the GUI (and apps like Firefox) feel a LOT snappier under Windows. Other than that Linux wins.

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RE[2]: Comment by tuma324
by ssokolow on Fri 9th Apr 2010 16:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by tuma324"
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2010-01-21

As I understand it, they're working toward that (eg. Kernel Mode Setting) but I haven't seen any improvement because nVidia has been slow to support new X11 APIs.

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RE[3]: Comment by tuma324
by Delgarde on Sun 11th Apr 2010 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tuma324"
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2008-08-19

As I understand it, they're working toward that (eg. Kernel Mode Setting) but I haven't seen any improvement because nVidia has been slow to support new X11 APIs.


Replace "has been slow to" with "has no interest in". Nvidia's driver *is* very good at what it does, no question. But it does things in it's own way, a way that suits Nvidia, but which completely conflicts with the direction Linux graphics support is going.

The binary driver will *never* support KMS, DRI, Gallium, or any other part of the Linux driver stack - it's just not written that way, and Nvidia have no incentive to rewrite it to fit in better.

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