Thread: open drivers
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Old 08-11-06, 06:57 AM   #4
Linuxhippy
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Default Re: open drivers

Well I think this poll is plain stupid - why should anyone vote for "no"?

In fact I would not have problems with closed source drivers as long as nvidia would support new kernel versions even for old cards and would provide high quality drivers.
NVidia drivers are quite good but specially linux-only features like Render accaleration, preempt support and stuff like this are still very poor - this is where opensourceing the drivers would really help. Driver releases more often to fix linux specific stuff would also help - for now its basically a shame to be forced to wait 6 months to get anything fixed!

However as long as these issues would be fixed I would not see real problems with closed drivers.

lg Clemens
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