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Nvidia seeks peace with Linux

Postby viking60 » 25 Sep 2013, 20:36

After having been heavily criticized by Linus Torvalds Nvidia is now seeking peace with Linux.
They see that Linux has gained importance for them after Valve has announced that they will be going for Linux.
This move is generally regarded as positive in the Linux community but Linus Torvalds is not quite ready to apologize for his finger -yet:

Torvalds has responded to Ars, saying he's optimistic but not quite ready to apologize to Nvidia. "We'll see," Torvalds wrote in an e-mail. "I'm cautiously optimistic that this is a real shift in how Nvidia perceives Linux. The actual docs released so far are fairly limited, and in themselves they wouldn't be a big thing, but if Nvidia really does follow up and start opening up more, that would certainly be great.

They've already been much better in the ARM SoC space than they were on the more traditional GPU side, and I really hope that some day I can just apologize for ever giving them the finger.

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Re: Nvidia seeks peace with Linux

Postby b1o » 25 Sep 2013, 21:01

I read this aswell, maybe it will get even better on the linux platform from now on :)
Nvidia is already the best GPU for linux, thanks to their closed drivers. AMD/ATI sucks thanks to crappy drivers, intel has no power but offers open source drivers (doesn't help when the hardware is crap)
It sucks that they need to keep the source closed, but at least it works.
Thumbs up for new cooperation from nVidias side :)
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Re: Nvidia seeks peace with Linux

Postby Blackcrack » 26 Sep 2013, 07:00


but, Viking, you mus admit , this is a Picture for God's .. i have see the movie from it.. was funny.. the "f... Nvidia .. f... You Nvidia :berserkf " *lol*

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Re: Nvidia seeks peace with Linux

Postby dedanna1029 » 27 Sep 2013, 23:05

I don't think Torvalds should apologize. He gave them what they deserved at the time.
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Re: Nvidia seeks peace with Linux

Postby orion70 » 28 Sep 2013, 00:01

It's about time this could mean big things for the gnu/linux community. :A

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