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Where did the word nVidia come from?

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Quick wiki

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The company's name combines an initial n (a letter usable as a pronumeral in mathematical statements) and the root of video (from Latin videre, "to see"), thus implying "the best visual experience" or perhaps "immeasurable display." The sound of the name Nvidia suggests "envy" (Spanish: eNVIDIA; Latin, Italian, or Romanian: iNVIDIA); and NVIDIA's GeForce 8 series product (manufactured 2006-2008) used the slogan "Green with envy."

The company name is officially entirely in upper-case ("NVIDIA"), and appears as such in the company's technical documentation, website and press releases. The mixed-case form ("nVIDIA," with a full-height, lower-case "n") appears only in the corporate logo; though this form is apparent in other NVIDIA trademarks ("nDemand", "nView", "nZone").
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Invidious?
Is that your best guess?
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Uite frate un roman aici pe forum !!! salut !!
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nVidia sounds the same as "Envidia" = Envy in spanish.
    
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Quick wiki
hmm interesting.

I always figured it was borne from a night of alcohol spirits, slurred speech, and a conversation over the phone with a transcriptionist doing the company paperwork
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hmm interesting.

I always figured it was borne from a night of alcohol spirits, slurred speech, and a conversation over the phone with a transcriptionist doing the company paperwork
this gets my vote
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