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Nvidia's linux drivers are already on par with their Windows drivers. Why shouldn't AMD's?

No they aren't.

They are trying, even if only a little bit, which is a lot better than AMD, who isn't trying at all.
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Nvidia's linux drivers are already on par with their Windows drivers. Why shouldn't AMD's?

Easy, because Nvidia has money to burn, AMD doesnt.
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I like Elementary, a linux distro, because it is easier and more pleasant to use than Mac OSX or Windows. You like windows because its plays games. There is a way we both can get what we want.

I have to disagree. If I have to futz around with drivers to get things to work then I don't think it is more pleasant to use. If you enjoy solving software/hardware issues then yes, Linux is GREAT! For those that want to spend their time using their computer instead instead of "making it work", Linux is not so great. I understand that it isn't as bad as it seems and for the most part hardware issues can be resolved by picking the right hardware, but just about anything I would want to buy works in a windows environment and thats why I like it. I am not in the minority on that either.
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I have to disagree. If I have to futz around with drivers to get things to work then I don't think it is more pleasant to use. If you enjoy solving software/hardware issues then yes, Linux is GREAT! For those that want to spend their time using their computer instead instead of "making it work", Linux is not so great. I understand that it isn't as bad as it seems and for the most part hardware issues can be resolved by picking the right hardware, but just about anything I would want to buy works in a windows environment and thats why I like it. I am not in the minority on that either.

What you described is the current state of linux. However, those problems are not so much problems with a particular distro as much as problems with particular drivers. If 95% of PC users had linux then Nvidia would make sure their drivers worked on linux.

Alas, the difference is the way things are and the way things should be.
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If 95% od PC users ran Linux, Linux would be like Windows. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing for existing Linux users. Popularity is a double edged sword and I really doubt Linux users would be happy about not having their cult status. My guess is you would have the same folks that proudly wave the Linux flag now, waiving a Windows flag.
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If 95% od PC users ran Linux, Linux would be like Windows. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing for existing Linux users. Popularity is a double edged sword and I really doubt Linux users would be happy about not having their cult status. My guess is you would have the same folks that proudly wave the Linux flag now, waiving a Windows flag.

I doubt it, Linux is open source, it's freedom in configurations is what makes it so attractive. Windows is closed and options are limited.


Back to drivers....even if Linux has a small market, it would be in AMD's best interests to provide a better driver. Having bad drivers in any OS tarnishes their image and limits sales. It's not just AMD, dating back to the ATi days the drivers were terrible. When AMD bought ATI I had hope that they would fix the drivers since AMD was already a supporter of Linux and open source, but nothing changed.
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Nvidia's linux drivers are already on par with their Windows drivers. Why shouldn't AMD's?

No they aren't.

They are trying, even if only a little bit, which is a lot better than AMD, who isn't trying at all.

 

I'd honestly prefer they stick to what they're doing - push the performance in Windows. That's what gives them money, not the nichest-niche-of-niches that is gaming on Linux.

 

They can always improve the Linux performance once they've got their pockets sorted.

   
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I'd honestly prefer they stick to what they're doing - push the performance in Windows. That's what gives them money, not the nichest-niche-of-niches that is gaming on Linux.

They can always improve the Linux performance once they've got their pockets sorted.

Chicken n' the egg problem rolleyes.gif
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If 95% od PC users ran Linux, Linux would be like Windows. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing for existing Linux users. Popularity is a double edged sword and I really doubt Linux users would be happy about not having their cult status. My guess is you would have the same folks that proudly wave the Linux flag now, waiving a Windows flag.

Lol could be
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I could have sworn several months ago AMD said they were going to focus more on the Linux side.
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I think AMD would have some angry customers if they started fixing Linux drivers before nailing down the windows issues. PC gaming is a minority in the industry and Linux gaming is such a small part of that minority. I seriously doubt Steam OS is going to change that, big picture works just fine in windows.


Please don't misunderstand what I am saying either, Nvidia would have some angry customers if they shifted focus to Linux as well.
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