X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 10:58 UTC (Tue) by arjan
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there is another angle as well; and that is the chicken-and-egg one. NVidia won't release a 7.1 driver until a major distro uses 7.1. And if the major distros won't go to 7.1 until nvidia supports it... nothing ever changes and progress is harmed.
Progress is harmed for the majority of users; last market share numbers that were on theregister.net were something like "intel 40%, nvidia 20% ati 20%". Both Intel and ATI users gain from 7.1 with better suppoprt for their hardware, much better support in fact.
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