Re: Differences between the linux and Win nvidia driver!
"High level language" ?
By definition, drivers are low-level. I doubt graphics card drivers are going to be written in the likes of java or perl - or even C++. When your drivers are constantly being benchmarked against the competition, a few loops of optimised SSE code may well be worth it.
I also find the comparison to GIMP and GTK a bit far fetched - apps and widgets are not drivers.