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Author Topic: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"  (Read 4186 times)

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Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« on: June 16, 2012, 11:10:39 PM »
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Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA, cued to the statement. The rest of the talk isn't bad either.
http://www.youtube.c...P3OpASA&t=49m25s

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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 11:22:22 PM »
BEAUTIFUL~! I love it~! ;D  :Thmbsup:

I'll remember that the next time I need to buy a video card. ;)
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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 11:24:00 PM »
** sorry, wrong links to the wrong topic. **
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 07:18:01 PM by zridling »

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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 07:36:39 AM »
 ;D  ;D  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 08:47:57 AM »
I've never been a huge fan of Linus and especially his attitude when giving talks, but you have to appreciate someone who isn't afraid to speak his mind.

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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 09:07:32 AM »
I find interesting the part where he explain a bit him being blunt:

http://www.youtube.c...r_detailpage#t=2111s

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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 11:38:49 AM »
He makes a lot excuses for being a jerk, though. Critical honesty is one thing, but he has no filter toward other programmers.

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Linus Torvalds calls NVIDIA the worst company ever
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 11:54:44 AM »
http://www.phoronix...._item&px=MTEyMTc

Mainly because NVIDIA refuses to provide proper open-source drivers for their high end GPUs, a limitation that is absolutely crippling adoption of Linux for gaming applications.

Rather interesting article actually.

For those of you who don't know who Linus Torvalds is, he's the guy that created the first Linux Kernel.

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Re: Linus Torvalds calls NVIDIA the worst company ever
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 12:03:01 PM »
zridling beat you to the punch, but 100% thanks for posting! :)

http://www.donationc....msg291117#msg291117

Last time I buy NVIDIA period. Just don't care anymore. They want to **** with freedom, well, my free cash won't bother ****ing around with them.

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Re: Linus Torvalds on NVIDIA -- "F**k you!"
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 09:16:58 PM »
  Yeah,
zridling beat you to the punch, but 100% thanks for posting! :)

http://www.donationc....msg291117#msg291117

Last time I buy NVIDIA period. Just don't care anymore. They want to **** with freedom, well, my free cash won't bother ****ing around with them.
  Yeah, that's sad too.  I've always used nVidia based cards since I came to the PC.  I plan on going to Linux in the next couple of years, so I'll probably wind up having to buy another GPU...