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Old 18th Jun 2012, 11:28   #1
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Torvalds slams Nvidia's Linux support

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Old 18th Jun 2012, 11:38   #2
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I doubt they'll be any more likely to help now.
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 11:40   #3
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I can see why Linux isn't their main focus, its hardly a big target market, and I probably wouldn't want to work with that guy either :/
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 11:47   #5
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Yeah, because AMD drivers are fantastic for Linux.
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Yeah how DARE nVidia pick what they want to support themselves? The barefaced cheek! And that olive branch Linus is holding out will he- hang on, that's no olive branch!
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So when NVIDIA uses Linux for Tegra, it is OK. But when Linus (and Linux community) asks a little bit of something in return, then Linus is the bad guy when he is disappointed that even after years, major features are still not supported.

And Phalanx - NVIDIA drivers do exists for Linux, the issue is that major features are left out making it a uncompetitive option. Not because Linux doesn't support such features, but because NVIDIA decided not to include that feature in their drivers.
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It's starting to become more and more apparent that companies don't like working with nVidia because their support is awful, and they as a company are awful. Completely goes against the legions of people who have this weird love affair for nVidia and constantly go on about how great and "amazing" they are.
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Nvidia as a company have generally terrible PR and constantly make terrible decisions with patenting etc

Fortunately what they sell for the most part works really well. So I couldn't care less
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So when NVIDIA uses Linux for Tegra, it is OK. But when Linus (and Linux community) asks a little bit of something in return, then Linus is the bad guy when he is disappointed that even after years, major features are still not supported.

And Phalanx - NVIDIA drivers do exists for Linux, the issue is that major features are left out making it a uncompetitive option. Not because Linux doesn't support such features, but because NVIDIA decided not to include that feature in their drivers.
Just because a company doesn't decide to focus on a particular option, doesn't mean supposed figureheads can act like pricks by sticking their middle finger up in a public display. That's not how it's done.

And as for the linux drivers, I understand they are there and certain parts are missing, but perhaps nVidia have more pressing matters at hand at the moment.
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Just because a company doesn't decide to focus on a particular option, doesn't mean supposed figureheads can act like pricks by sticking their middle finger up in a public display. That's not how it's done.
Figurehead is not a CEO . CEO can't act like that, but he is not one of them.
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Figurehead is not a CEO . CEO can't act like that, but he is not one of them.
I wasn't pulling in whether he was a business or not, but if *I* was the nVidia CEO I'd tell him where to stuff his Linux support, figurehead or not.
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Who cares either way? Linux-based OS systems are a small target demographic. Optimise the bugs for the majority of the users, and when you have the time to iron out the problems on other platforms (add features and so on).

As for the middle finger, I'd say its to draw attention on himself more than to actually convey any message.
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And you forget to mention the response of a Nvidia developer somewhere around 1.00.30 into the video. Where this guy thanked Linus for "giving him the finger". And then saying he and other Nvidia programmers are working on a big opensource project.
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Damn, I was really looking forward to installing Linux on my toaster and playing Max Payne 3 on it!
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You guys completely missed the point...

What's Linux? See that droid you are using? That's built on linux.

Would be interesting to get his views on Nvidia rival Imagination Tech.
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