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ATI vs. nVidia graphics

On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 17:44 -0500, Tom Metro wrote:
> Hasn't it been conventional wisdom to go with nVidia graphics over ATI
> for better Linux compatibility? What has changed? 

Nothing changed as such, the ATI and Intel drivers got better, the
nvidia driver refused to adopt kernel mode setting.

In essence the predicted practical outcome of all proprietary drivers is
being realized. They're starting to drag xorg development/deployment
more and more and in a few years with Wayland you won't even be able to
use the proprietary nvidia driver at all. It'll be worthless.


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