Linus Torvalds gives Nvidia the finger

The man behind Linux is annoyed at Nvidia’s lack of Linux support

June 18, 2012
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Linus Torvalds, once the chief architect of the Linux kernel, has shared his thoughts on hardware manufacturer Nvidia, with some choice language thrown in for good measure.

Speaking at a forum hosted by the Aalto Centre for Entrepreneurship in Finland, Torvalds was confronted by a woman who was struggling to get Linux working on a laptop with a Nvidia Optimus graphics chip installed.

“I was expecting that Nvidia would kind of chip-in and do something… [but] they said flat out ‘no’ they’re not doing any support,” the woman said.

Torvalds replied saying, “Nvidia has been one of the worst trouble spots we’ve had with hardware manufacturers. And that’s 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 ever dealt with,” he said.

“So, Nvidia, f*** you. I think it’s really sad when you sell hardware and use Linux and you are being really difficult about it,” he continued.

Torvalds has previously slammed tech titans Microsoft, Apple and Google regarding their various operating systems.

Read the full story at: Cnet.

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Tags: Android, Apple, Google, Linus Torvalds, Linux, Microsoft, Nvidia

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