video card recommendation ?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sat Jul 2 18:59:55 UTC 2011

On 07/02/2011 01:02 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> I have to side with you on the latter too, I would never recommend
> Nvidia to anybody coming to Linux, I would always point them to the AMD
> that is a generation behind (because it's cheaper but still plays very
> well.)

Nvidia support for Linux has always been top notch... ATI just don't 
work well.  Want to watch video on your Linux PC? Hope you don't mind 
tearing if your using the Proprietary driver.  Using the Open source 
driver? Better make sure you vet all those 3d screen savers, some will 
freeze your system.. (those are the current problems.  It's been a long 
list over the years).. If you want to support open source, and aren't 
looking for high end graphic performance, then by all means, use ATI.  
OTOH, if you want more than rudimentary video, Nvidia is the only game 
in town.

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