Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Fri Dec 12 12:36:09 PST 2008

>> NVidia MUST INCLUDE full documentation of their hardware.
>> this is normal - hardware manufacturer produces hardware, programmers
>> do make support for it.
>> what is common today isn't normal.
> I honestly have no idea what you are trying to communicate here.

exactly what i wrote. the problem is that people like You (and millions
others) are willing to buy product without any documentation.

if you think they do this to hide their hardware secrets you are wrong.
See x86 instruction set - does it reveal how Intel or Amd made their 
processor so fast? no!

They do this to hide their hardware faults that way - that's the true 
reason they do this.

With new hardware produced every year it MUST be buggy and certainly there 
are thousands of hardware bugs.

with "secret" drivers - they can easily hide them. AFAIK at least half of 
their driver code are to do workaround of their hardware bugs.

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