CUDA under FreeBSD

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Sun Dec 10 20:31:32 UTC 2017

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:27 AM, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

> On Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:48:55 -0700
> JD <jd1008 at> wrote:
> > It seems (to me) that fbsd might be dropped altogether, and developers
> > will not waste their time and talent on an OS that has a very very small
> > installed base.
>         People have been saying things like that about FreeBSD for the last
> twenty years, it's still going strong.
>         Developers spend time on FreeBSD because they want FreeBSD, they
> don't really care how many other people want it as well so long as there
> are enough people interested in developing it to keep it going and
> improving.
>         Companies like nVidia do care about market share, they know that if
> they provide Linux support it will make a noticeable difference to their
> sales but FreeBSD support probably won't.
>         It seems very likely (but impossible to tell for sure) that the
> installed base of FreeBSD is larger today than it was when
> held the record for the busiest ftp site a couple of decades ago. However
> the installed base of Linux is far larger than it was then (larger than the
> installed base of any other OS if you include Android as a flavour of
> Linux).
> --
> Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>
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NVidia just Loves Open Source, even Linux:

So much they wrap windows binaries and toss them off to Linux. Ask those
Linux Nouveau guys just how much love NVidia shows them.

You have two options, fix it or let it be. What's with kicking up all the
dust? Can't fix it, go do something productive and learn.

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