[MPlayer-users] Re: [expert] NVidia will be bannished

Jan Sacharuk jan at chloris.ca
Tue Jan 29 17:53:20 CET 2002

On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 11:56:42AM +0300, Nick Kurshev wrote:
@>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]

@>But sorry - every company sometime perform full revision of internal structure
@>of their products. (same as 286 and 386 intel's cpus).

You'd think so, but nvidia has managed to support several generations
of video cards (TNT, TNT2, GeForce, GeForce2, GeForce3 and GeForce4)
with one driver. And there have been some significant changes in the
cards over that time.

@>> The only nit I have to pick with nVidia is that they haven't provided a
@>> LinuxPPC driver yet. I understand that's it's prolly not as easy as their
@>> Intel driver, but now that Apple is only selling nVidia hardware, they
@>> really need to buck up and give us a LinuxPPC driver.
@>PPC always was closed platform and as result its place on the market is less
@>of 15% agains of open, expandable IBM's platform. (Even if PPC is faster of Intel's cpus)

Don't fool yourself into thinking ideology won the day. Apple made
some brutal decisions in its past, and they paid for them, but most of
them were related to marketing and business, not ideology.


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