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Old 04-19-11, 12:17 PM   #28
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Default Re: No Optimus support means NO Nvidia at all

Originally Posted by Licaon View Post
Actually you can't report anyone as the GPU works as expected by itself, only the OEM integrator ( sau Acer, ASUS, MSI, Dell, whatever ) decides if you have or not that switch in BIOS...
nVidia designed Optimus with in mind not to have hardwired output on its GPU, so if OEM integrator adds it that's something extra, like extra DVI connector, additional WiMAX adapter or even additional ATI GPU. Otherwise it would mean that OEMs are hacking nVidia technology which is illegal.

Originally Posted by Gusar View Post
You know how much hardware is out there that doesn't support Linux?...
Anyway, are you familiar with the phrase "caveat emptor"?
This here is change of politic, discontinuation, with no clear notification to the potential buyers.
Caveat emptor it is, always, but then what are all consumer protection lows for?

The simplest way is to report nVidia and then the agency alone will see if there is the case or not (and if it's not no one will be charged or sued for false reporting).
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