Linux users have long had a love-hate relationship with Nvidia. On the one hand, Nvidiaâs proprietary graphics drivers have always been the best-performing ones for Linux gaming. On the other hand, Nvidia has been so hostile to the open-source community that Linus Torvalds literally gave it the middle finger a few years ago. Torvalds also called them âthe single worst companyâ the Linux developer community has ever had to deal with.
Nvidia seemed to be improving after Valve announced its Steam Machine endeavor. Linus even gave Nvidia a thumbs up! But the latest Nvidia graphics hardware, the GeForce GTX 900 series, âis VERY open-source unfriendly,â according to a Nouveau developer.
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