Linux Founder Flips Off & Says ‘F**k You’ To NVIDIA Over Driver Support
Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel, and now acts as the project's coordinator. As you can imagine he is well respected in the open source community and is considered a visionary by many. On June 14th, the Linux creator spoke in front of students at the Aalto University Center for Entrepreneurship in Otaniemi, Finland. The video has made it online and it has started to get some attention this weekend due to some comments in the video. At the 48 minute and 10 second mark a person in the audience asks about NVIDIA graphics card driver support for Linux as she had a bad Linux experience with her laptop that was running NVIDIA Optimus Technology. He answers the question by saying that NVIDIA has been a trouble spot for Linux and stated that NVIDIA is the worst company that he has ever dealt with. He then proceeds to look straight into the camera to say F**k You as he flips the bird! Ouch! He then goes on to clarify that a number of companies have bad driver support.
I know exactly what you’re talking about and I’m happy to say that it’s the exception rather than the rule. I’m also happy to very publicly point out that NVIDIA has been one of the worst trouble spots we’ve had with hardware manufacturers. And that is really sad because NVIDIA tries to sell chips — a lot of chips — into the Android market and NVIDIA has been the single worst company we’ve every dealt with. So, NVIDIA, f**k you!
Posted by | Sun, Jun 17, 2012 - 09:02 AM