Nvidea !!!

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    I fully agree.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqCGaSw5Bes&feature=related]Linus Torvalds - Message to Nvidia - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I like Torvalds. He's basically one of those people you really admire because he didn't make a kabillion dollars on a useful product and basically gave it away out of love of humanity and being productive.

    He's like the Jonas Salk of tech.
     
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    That's interesting, NVIDIA is the only graphics card I've never had an issue with running Linux, Radeon on the other hand.............
     
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    Ahhhh, did a little research, Torvalds (and some other Linux purists) wants NVidia to hand over all their graphics internals to the Linux community, NVidia prefers to keep their internals proprietary. Given what I've discovered, I'll say, Fuck you Linus Torvalds!
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    Interesting...like Ringel I am confused..I have never had a problem with NVidea and any Linux flavor.
    Guessing they want the Nvidea driver set to be included in installs rather than having to download the proprietary driver after installation....not a big deal...after installation all you do is click the driver icon and it installs.
     
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    And, if you get lucky, it'll work.
    If nVidia's proprietary driver works with your architecture... maybe...
    And when linux graphics libraries change, there is no real standard for including nVidia hardware - which makes whole systems either inoperative, or revert back to default (as in, every screen should AT LEAST do this) settings.

    I, personally, had a very tough battle to get my 9800GT working with linux. nVidia changed their driver set 3 times, and linux updated 2 full revs before it started to work properly.

    nVidia's stance on the issue is "It works fine in Windows"
     
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    You may be right...it is true that I bought systems from Zareason which are designed for Linux...however I also have laptops that I run Linux on...a Dell and an HP.
     
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    Never had trouble with Nvidia OR ATI/AMD under Linux. But I do stick to the popular distros, Ubuntu, Mint, et al...
     
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    Lol, yeah. I love my GTX 560 2GB.

    I had an Radeon and ended up having to take it back the next day because I would get the blue screen of death because of it and it would say windows prevented the device from doing damage to the hardware. But my Nvidia on the other hand..... 0 PROBLEMS! Even if I O/C it and put it on a setting of more than it can handle, it just goes back to stock settings.

    I get about 45-50+ constant FPS on BF3 on ultra resolution for everything at 1440x900 resolution.



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    It's a mess because it's a tiny dell that has a few mods.
    The PSU came with so many wires, so it's a mess on the inside and I have to leave the side panel off all the time because of the extra heat the PSU and GPU makes. The case is simply too small to handle that.
     
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    I run with covers off too... my 9800's gpu temp is usually around 62C using the card in HD mode, but any dust in the fins at all cause that to ramp - at which point, my monitor goes to sleep and I have to reboot again. I always have a can of air at the ready.
     

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