NVIDIA driver *taints* kernel???

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Fri Jan 21 08:48:13 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 01:09 -0500, David Curry wrote:
> I agree with Jonathan's suggestion that "the best thing we can do is 
> support the video card companies that support Linux at all."  That is 
> step one.  Step two is to grow the linux market and the surest way to do 
> that is greater attention to development of user friendly, desktop 
> systems.  I say greater attention to development of user friendly 
> desktop systems for a simple reason  - sheer market size!   Put Linux 
> systems on desktops outside of IT departments in business enterprises 
> and office workers will more readily consider them for home use.  The 
> larger the desktop market share, the greater (and better) card vendor 
> support for Linux because of the much greater potential for (and effort 
> to make) sales to equipment suppliers.   EVERY desktop system uses a 
> graphics adapter and monitor whereas routers and servers may or may not 
> have their own dedicated displays. 

Not every desktop needs fast 3D though. I don't use any 3D apps and so
am perfectly happy with Matrox cards that do 2D well and have real open
source drivers.

Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>

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