"It'll just always be on since there's no optimus implementation in linux."
Originally Posted by winton
You can install nvidia drivers with "optimus" technology. From what I understand its not even a hardware driven process its based on software so there shouldn't be any difficulty in using your video card. It'll just always be on since there's no optimus implementation in linux.
As far as research is concerned, why not use windows for your coding? Programming is programming it shouldn't matter what OS you're in. It seems to me like you're complaining to just to complain.......
Yes I know it will be on, consuming my battery, without using it for computation purposes (on linux). But I need the compatible Nvidia Optimus-linux-driver, as well as many other guys on this forum in the present and more in the future, with a CUDA driver for parallel processing, (maybe others need it for high resolution graphics or video games).
"Programming is programming it shouldn't matter what OS you're in."
l agree. However, most top researchers use Linux for compiling and running their codes. (Yes supercomputers also use Linux) Reasons? I'm really not sure, i'll guess because its virus free, has a rich knowledable communitty, and other reasons I'm probably missing out.
Maybe I am over whining, but nvidia has to take this Optimus-Linux tech comptability seriously. And as I mentioned before, If they aren't planning on doing it in the present, then offering a Bounty prize for software developers wouldn't do any harm.