In late August we started asking our readers for any questions
they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of
open-source operating systems. Twelve pages worth of questions were
accumulated and we finally have the answers to a majority of them.
NVIDIA's Andy Ritger, who leads the user-space side of the NVIDIA UNIX
Graphics Driver team for workstation, desktop, and notebook GPUs,
answered these questions. With that said, there are some great, in-depth
technical answers and not the usual marketing speak found in many
interviews. While Linux is our focus, Andy's team and his answers for
the most part apply equally to NVIDIA drivers on Solaris and FreeBSD
platforms too. There are many questions that range from the status of
new features in their proprietary graphics driver to why it is unlikely
there will be any official open-source support from NVIDIA to download
percentages of their Linux driver.