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Re: nvidia



On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 09:56:42 -0500,
  Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> 
> In my experience, open source drivers have as many or more problems than 
> the closed source versions.  _If_ you are Alan Cox or some number of 
> hackers with equivalently specialized skills that you could probably 
> count on one hand, having the source code available might be of some 
> value when the supplied binary doesn't work.  The rest of us report the 
> bug and wait, and again in my experience over the last couple of 
> decades, the closed source providers are at least equally responsive in 
> this scenario.

The other category of people helped are those with enough money to hire
a driver expert to fix the driver for them. That doesn't cover (almost
all) one off users. But large enough organizations could potentially
afford this.


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