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Great. There are some days where I forget where I've put my smartphone. So now I can expect to lose my entire computer because it dropped and I might have vacuumed it up with the dust bunnies?
Today we have computers collecting dust. In the future we will have dust collecting computers.
My "deprecated" Geforce MX 440 card works simply great with Nouveau. I can watch accelerated videos (tested up to 720p) with vlc/mplayer.
Does this "acceleration" actually mean something more than just using an YUV overlay?
There is a lot of open source software that is considerably faster than the closed source equivalent.
Can you mention an example?
Without the sources we can't even begin to know what our computers are doing either.
We already have more open source than we can handle. The biggest bottleneck is funding, manpower and quality assurance.
It would be like buying a refrigerator, and discovering that in order to use it, you need to hire someone from the distributor to stand there and open the doors for you whenever you want something
I wouldn't have to hire anyone. The refrigerator would come with one for free.
I don't know about you but this is really bad. It's just as if you bought a car and the trunk came locked with a key only NVIDIA staff have.
There is nothing locked. You can fully use your GPU with the proprietary driver. These days cars are chock full of proprietary components as well.