Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: which graphics card?

From: Dave Robillard <drobilla@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jun 21 2006 - 21:31:04 EEST

On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 13:51 +0200, Thomas Ilnseher wrote:
> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > Hallo,
> > Jonny Stutters hat gesagt: // Jonny Stutters wrote:
> >
> >
> >> The solution as I see it (and so this isn't a /completely/ negative rant
> >> ;) ) is more advocacy => more users => noticable difference to the
> >> bottom line of companies who don't supply quality (open-source where
> >> legally possible) Linux drivers.
> >>
> >
> > An important part of the solution also is to boycott vendors, who
> > don't provide specifications for the development of open source
> > drivers for their hardware.
> >
> > As long as people still buy NVidia chips, why should they change their
> > current position?
> >
> But nvidia DOES offer decent (non-GPL, proprietary, binary) drivers.
>
> not that i am totally happy about that, but this is the best you can get.
>
> sure - nv's drivers do suck in some respect, but also the ati open
> source drivers do.
> and even if there were open source drivers - no one* would use them, if
> the closed source drivers
> bring better performance.
>
> Or would anyone of you really spent 280 for a 7800GT and use
> (imaginatory) open source drivers
> instead of just get the same performance from a 180 7600GT with closed
> source drivers ?

Yes, I would.

Why do you think this operating system even exists in the first place?
Because of people who just run whatever garbage proprietary software
that's out there because "hey, it makes our games go faster"? Duh.

-DR-
Received on Thu Jun 22 00:15:08 2006

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