> Nvidia is under a huge pressure : Nvidia's market is mainly the PC gamer market.
Not so much, they sell servers for heavy parallel calculations (TESLA, which Amazon recently bought 3000 of so people can mine BitCoins :-P), allow for people to use graphics cards to make calulcations (CUDA), are used by the people doing mechanical engineering such as car makers (Quadro), and more...
> Nvidia will be forced to have top-notch Linux support.
Last time I checked they had an excellent (though proprietary) Linux driver. Of course I'd rather they shifted their resources to making the Nouveau driver better, but the core of their driver is the same AFAIK for Windows, Linux and MacOS, so they just can't.
> On the PC market, any intel card is sufficiant for desktop usage
Agreed, but interestingly many middle- to high-end laptops seem to come with a NVIDIA graphics card...
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