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NVIDIA’s idea of 3 OS’s…

What’s this you ask? Glad you asked! It’s a slide presented by NVIDIA during its unveiling of the new GeForce GTX 690. An impressive piece of hardware to say the least. Why is it posted here though? Well something NVIDIA’s president and co-founder,┬áJen-Hsun Huang, said during this conference struck me…

“The situation is incredibly daunting. There are tens of CPUs. There are tens of GPUs. There are multiple resolutions. There are multiple operating systems; Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 coming out. And there’s incredible numbers of drivers.”

Wait, what?

“[…] They’re multiple operating systems; Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 coming out.”

Ahem, wow? I mean, we all know Mac gaming isn’t huge, but I can live with that. I don’t even mind NVIDIA not working with Apple. But what about Linux? Seriously, as president of a huge PC hardware company, how close minded can you be? I can’t believe what I just heard (it’s at about 6:10 in the video if you feel like hearing this… wonderful statement). If I was a Linux user I’d be pissed right now. I actually am, the penguin needs more love!

I guess Valve will be teaming up with ATI for its Steam distribution… wink wink.

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