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Old 08-15-03, 03:13 PM   #3
whit
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Default I agree

With the nForce chips getting great reviews and getting included on high-end motherboards, which Linux users tend to acquire, it would make sense for nVidia to open as much as it can to community support - the stuff will become more dependable and easier to install, and nVidia will save staff time in the long run as the community takes over. Especially for a NIC, what can they be protecting? I saw a 10/100 NIC for $5 in a store yesterday. It's just not a big part of the value of what nVidia's chips provide, especially if it takes more than $5 of extra puzzlement for the user to get the drivers installed, as compared to open drivers for just about any other NIC, which are already included with the kernel.
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