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Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Software |

NVIDIA defends itself against attacks by Linus Torvalds

NVIDIA defends itself against attacks by Linus Torvalds

Recently, Linus Torvalds, creator of the kernel, triggered strong criticism towards the chip maker to give it a poor platform support of his own in products such as video cards or embedded systems, including gestures and words devoted caliber as a farewell message.

What did mentioned about it? The formal response was expected, indeed almost boring, although it is difficult to stand up to Torvalds to respond to that category when you’re not a cult, but a reputable company.

First, the general words were: that the Linux support is important for the company and are passionate about delivering great graphics experience. The issue is divergent apronte used to that. Because they say that some would understand that the company hand over detailed documentation on the technical aspects and internal of each graphics chip (GPU)-thing-do, or become involved in community discussions about Linux – not done so.

Instead, they prefer to develop and build on their own environment and code rather than rely on the work of the community and what they have done, what they say, allows them to offer a more consistent experience to customers in more cross-sectional different operating systems.

In simple words, to give support to their products they do everything and do not take into account the progress that makes the community working in the Linux kernel, which is reflected in the fact that the ranking of contributors to the number of lines Linux kernel on the architecture, they are in second place, because of course take all the weight without looking at what does the rest.

So it happens that NVIDIA does not contribute to the work that develops the whole community to improve product drivers or drivers and graphics chips in the Linux kernel, which in the company to recognize self defending its decision, even bothered to Linus Torvalds.

Link: Nvidia Responds to Linus bash and finger (Fudzilla)

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