video card recommendation ?

Avi lists at
Sat Jul 2 17:20:49 UTC 2011

Pastor JW wrote:
> This is absolutely amazing!  For years I have seen nothing but daily
> Nvidia problems on this list so have gone out my way to stay away
> from them AND recommend my 50+ users to go ATI which of course always
> just works out of the box with no tinkering.  Now the whole group of
> you is touting Nvidia?  Does misery love company or what is the
> deal?  Ah! Wait, ...if you guys actually got it working you can be
> seen as an "expert"?!!  Ok, I get it!!  But no, I do not recommend
> Nvidia for anything serious.

Which one of the two has the better support varies. 

The first time I was looking at non-trivial graphics cards all the
advice was to stick to NVidia and avoid ATi because support for ATi
cards was dire. That's still my first assumption, despite ATi now
apparently beeing the better of the two - I'm not following it so
closely any more, but it still looks weird to see a recommendation for


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