Write to NVIDIA
Posted Oct 17, 2006 1:37 UTC (Tue) by einstein
In reply to: Write to NVIDIA
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
> I ask that anyone who wants to see an end to NVIDIA's proprietary video drivers also let them know that you care about this issue.
I would hate to see an end to nvidia's drivers, as they are currently the best video drivers available for linux at any price. I'd love it if there was any OSS driver that could match the nvidia performance, but it's just not the case at present. Let's at least admit that these nvidia people do know a thing or two about graphics programming.
And let's not kid ourselves, we've seen vulnerability reports every week for various open source programs, libraries and drivers. It's a bit ironic that the one time it's the nvidia driver, we hear all the comments about the evils of closed drivers - the fact that it's already fixed makes no odds to these folks, I suppose.
* See the release notes for the 1.0-9626 driver - which I'm running at present
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