Re: Linux on all new iron
- From: Biffster <biffster@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:52:53 -0500
On 2007-08-13, Nicolas George <nicolas$george@xxxxxxxxxxx> rambled on thusly:
Note that only 2D acceleration is available on Nvidia cards with free
drivers. If you only want to do 2D, something cheaper and less
power-hungry will be good enough.
Not true. The 3d support from nVidia is superb.
These drivers are not free. You do not have to give away money, but you have
to sell your soul to have them.
Wow... could you be a little more dramatic there?
For those who don't know, nvidia's drivers are not open-source. They are
proprietary, and binary-only. If you are trying to keep a completely
free/open source system, then using the nvidia drivers will taint that (and
on some distros, including Debian, you'll get a warning that the nvidia
module taints the kernel).
If you are less strict on the FOSS issue, though, then the nvidia drivers
really do kick ass.
Michael Fierro (aka Biffster) biffster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://apt-get.us Y!: miguelito_fierro AIM: mfierro1
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