[SATLUG] Video Cards
demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Wed Jul 1 11:30:57 CDT 2009
> ed wrote:
> > Hm. Nice article, but the author appeared to try to find any excuse to
> > push/save ATI. Not a bad thing -- I used to be that way myself, until I
> > had my first experience with an nVidia card under Linux. It was like
> > night and day, and I'm not talking 5 years ago -- I'm talking now, like
> > in the last year. I'm more at home using nVidia installation and driver
> > packages in both legacy and current cards than I ever was with ATI, and
> > the output quality seems so much better to me. I'm there...
> I agree that nVidia does a better job right now, but there is one other issue to
> consider. If there isn't a precompiled driver for your distro, you have to
> build your own. For me, that's not a big issue, but it might be for others.
While nVIDIA does provide some precompiled drivers, on every kernel I ever ran
I had to compile it myself. Ditto for ATI, so not much of a difference there
as far as I am concerned.
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