Originally Posted by pe1chl
There is always going to be a conflict between keeping old hardware and wanting to update to the newest software...
Nvidia videocards are not alone in this. It is true for lots of other components.
I don't agree here.
E.g. I own a Laptop with a R100 (radeon mobility M6), built somewhere in late 2001.
Thanks to the open specs there is a very good 2D driver, accaleration RENDER really well.
I also own another Laptop with GeForce-488Go (GF4mx), bought early 2004. The GPU is supported through 93.xx series legacy driver.
Although very good for OpenGL-1.3 stuff, it does very poor at 2D - even Nouveau does a better job here.
I completly understand why NVIDIA does not release any information for new GPUs as AMD/ATI does. However for older GPUs it would be great, leaving legacy support to the community.