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Old 10-28-10, 09:08 AM   #45
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

Originally Posted by AaronP View Post
We have no plans to support Optimus on Linux at this time.
Fine. Don't "support" it. How about releasing the technical details needed for the community to do the work ourselves? The information already exists and is documented somewhere. Just give us the information.

I believe nVidia is making a serious mistake about the future of computing. "General Purpose" computing is soon to be a thing of the past for home users. More and more devices will be more purpose specific and contain embedded operating systems. Trends in this area say that the OS of choice is Linux. Windows is not the preferred OS for this growing market.

If nVidia wants to be a player in that market, it had better do something to ensure that its hardware is selected when engineers are making choices when building their TVs, game consoles, embedded computing devices and more. Playing this "Windows only" game is a game that has a much less significant future. The writing is on the wall. Microsoft is no longer the leader on the web with a browser market share below 50% and falling. Android and other Linux based systems are gaining exponential popularity among consumers. Microsoft ain't what it once was and it is declining.
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