If NVidia's drivers are so great, then why can't they even get 2d graphics
to work at acceptable speed? I switched my desktop from NVidia to ATI this
year, because I just could not bear the slowness any longer. Being able to
watch konsole printing a screen full of text for half a second boosts your
working performance immensely. I also liked especially how they removed
video acceleration with the GeForce 6xxx line without giving a proper
replacement in the driver. Chances of getting HD videos to work are 0 when
the X server takes > 60% CPU time to get the fully rendered image to the
So now I switched to an ATI/AMD card with free radeon drivers and finally,
even in 2009 I can scroll in vim without waiting for ages for the screen
to redraw and even HD video works fluidly. Basics that actually work!
Who'd have thought?