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    Nvidia preference to linux?


    Are my eyes deceving me or have nvidia released a more recent driver for linux then they have for windows. Check out the drivers section on their website http://nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp and the most recent linux driver is 76.64. whereas the most recent windows (XP/2000) driver is only 71.89

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    Maybe that's because Linux hides so much bugs that they just have to constantly produce new versions for the tons of bugs they keep finding caused by incompatibilities with LInux :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoth
    Maybe that's because Linux hides so much bugs that they just have to constantly produce new versions for the tons of bugs they keep finding caused by incompatibilities with LInux :P
    Umm...I hope that was sarcasm. I too noticed the disparity between the Linux drivers and the MS Windows drivers. I wouldn't ascribe too much meaning to it though. Maybe the Linux driver team was just a little faster than the rest this time around...
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    I certainly hope it was sarcasm too, yesterday was the Great Format of the ninth june two-thousand-and-five Anno Domini, on that day I removed Windows XP from the hard disk and replaced it with Mandrake 10.0

    Can't ... have any... regrets *arrrgh* .. can't look back now, Linux was all worth it, the 20 Gig of games, the 4 Gig of ISO's, the 2 Gig of porn *OMG* what have I done?!!?? NOOOOOOOOOO!!


    Not as bad as the Great Format last year though, in which I accidentaly removed 6 Gigs of good music(videos) and good anime, I saved most of the anime, just not the 4 episodes of the Rurouni Kenshin Movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoth
    Can't ... have any... regrets *arrrgh* .. can't look back now, Linux was all worth it, the 20 Gig of games, the 4 Gig of ISO's, the 2 Gig of porn *OMG* what have I done?!!?? NOOOOOOOOOO!!
    I got that feeling many times in my first forays of Linux. It will pass. Haha.

    Not as bad as the Great Format last year though, in which I accidentaly removed 6 Gigs of good music(videos) and good anime, I saved most of the anime, just not the 4 episodes of the Rurouni Kenshin Movie.
    I don't keep anime on my harddrives anymore. If the series is good enough, I buy it off Sundevil.
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    the 2 Gig of porn *OMG* what have I done?!!?? NOOOOOOOOOO!! Laughing
    That is a major tragedy. The first time I lost my porn due to a format, I was seriously bummed. Now I keep it all backed up on cd's.
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    nah, that ones easy to explain, the windows development boys were too busy rebooting and reformatting and reinstalling to develop drivers
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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    Either that or they had to get the features onto the linux verion and put the version up a bit untill it had the same features as the windows driver.
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    are the supported technologies the same between linux and windows drivers? because as far as i know the linux drivers dont have support for SLI. which kinda bums me out because i just got this kool new sli mobo but i wont be a ble to take advantage of the sli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin20
    are the supported technologies the same between linux and windows drivers? because as far as i know the linux drivers dont have support for SLI. which kinda bums me out because i just got this kool new sli mobo but i wont be a ble to take advantage of the sli.
    Yes, there is a feature gap between the drivers at the moment, AFAIK. I had to wait for a while after getting my 6800 for the drivers to support it. Hang in there, I don't imagine you'll have to wait much longer.
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