Re: AA with potato (strictly)
As I understand it this is basically horse hockey. They could choose to
release the correct programming information about the hardware. Problem
> In order to provide good XFree drivers FAST, they basically ported their
> Windows kernel API to Linux. That means just about every performance boost
> the Windows drivers get, we will get too. And because it is kernel (i.e.
> direct iX86) code, there is no need for an "emulation layer" or such - it's
> somewhat like Linux aviplay, which uses Mediaplayer DLLs to play DivX, ASF
> and WMV.
> But that also means that the Linux drivers need a proprietary Kernel
> module, which is so riddled with patents, NDAs and sub-contracts (which the
> Windows developers couldn't care less about) that a source release is
> simply out of the question.
> So NVidia don't do it out of greed or stupidity, they do it because their
> lawyers tell them so, and because it cannot be changed that easily, and
> because 80% of NVidia doesn't NEED it to be changed.
> Jens Benecke > "Dann nimm lieber gleich Pattex!"
> "Na, ob das was hilft - der Hersteller ist schließlich eine
> Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung :-)" (-- aus dem Usenet)
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