From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Fri 05 Oct 2001 - 12:35:49 IST
On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 07:24:02AM -0400, Baldwin_James at domain emc.com mentioned:
> In fairness,
> you must also consider the intellectual property aspect of such a software
> as a driver which can include (and I am sure it does in nVidia's case) some
> patented features and techniques (code!)which nVidia would like to keep
> under their belts....
Hmmm. Strange Matrox and ATI don't feel the need to think like that.
> Anyways, if they did release source , I am sure that you would see
> everywhere "here is my new improved nVidia Linux Driver which is much
> better than nVidia's because I am a 19-year old student with some C/A$$
> experience & I know more about video drivers than all nVidia put together,
> so there :P" ...you download it and Crisp n'Dry yer hard earned lovely
But, I'm sure that more people would be using the driver debugged & fixed
by Alan Cox to remove the AGP lockups people are seeing under heavy load,
that nVidia are swearing blind don't exist.
When John Carmack got his hands on the Matrox G200 driver code, and
specs, he rung something like an extra 200% performance out of it for
quake2. Not bad at all. I'm damn sure people like him know more about 3D
than the whole nVidia driver department.
> Like a VW Golf, some things are just left untouched....
Hmm. Depends on whether your Golf crashes every few days at a crucial
moment, just when you are about to blow someone's head off...
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