Conor Wynne wrote:
>>I need to buy a new box
>>>>any discernable differences in the linux driver quality between those two?
>>> Steer clear of ATI, go for NVIDIA as the drivers are rock solid.
> I've never had a nvidia related kernel panic. In fact, I've not had a
> panic in a long long time.
I'd recommend against using a card that has a closed source
Linux/FreeBSD driver available....
Having done so out of an impulse of (I'd just like working hardware)...
I think that ... it's a clear philosophical oxymoron, to use a closed
source binary driver... on an Open Source Kernel...
Considering *just how* polluted, the Wireless chipset domain is with
dubious firmware that must be "uploaded" and isn't freely
redistributable (as the OpenBSD people will probably tell you).. I think
that it's a good idea (tm) to vote with your feet and explicately not
use either Nvidia or ATI, if you can't get real results from the cards,
without compromising your freedoms (tm).
Didn't VIA, make noises about having an Open Source driver for the S3 ?
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