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

glauber alex dias prado glauberalex at uol.com.br
Wed Jun 21 08:26:36 EDT 2006

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 ?
> well, i say that drivers for things like webcams, soundchips and all 
> that stuff should be opensource.
> but i have to confess that 3D gfx drivers (with decent performance) are 
> such a complex thing that
> you can not demand them to be opensource.
> *) ok, ppl that use the gfx card only for 2D and some eye candy that is 
> GL accelerated probably will use them.
> > Ciao
> >   
one solution to this could be we make a kind of petition to the nvidia
company to have a opensource driver made by them how this is of their
interest also cause this could be a more efficient way to work, i think
that collaborative development is much more friendly than company only
and friendship leads to efficiency imho, why boycott when we can show
others alternatives?
even microsoft is using open source libs somewhere, i dont know where
but were in the news a few months ago.

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