Linux users have long had a love-hate relationship with Nvidia. On the one hand, Nvidiaâ€™s 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 â€œthe 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, â€œis VERY open-source unfriendly,â€ according to a Nouveau developer.
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