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I couldn't disagree more

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 198.240.213.26] on August 17, 2007 10:37 AM

The only other alternatives are to wait in the hopes that native support becomes available before your computer becomes obsolete, or to buy a card that works natively -- and no one should be blamed for feeling that they should not have to do either.


There's one, and only one, good kind of driver, and that's a native driver. Wrappers are not just legally dubious, they're a kludge that adds a layer of inefficiency.


And there's one, and only one, way to encourage manufacturers to stop putting roadblocks in the way of people who want to implement free native drivers: Buy a card that works natively.


Do not buy cards that don't work natively.


This is the only way to encourage card manufacturers to do the right thing.

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