I misunderstood - I though you were talking about proprietary media solutions.
Actually, I didn't say I was going to invest in more nVidia hardware - I said I was "carrying a a torch" and that I "can't wait to see commercial products based on it." Simply because the hardware looks fantastic, and I can appreciate these things from a technology perspective without actually having to own one
But more importantly, because I think it will be a great advantage for LMCE in getting more people into it.
That being said - if it lives up to what I hope, I may consider buying something based on it anyway. (have no need of any more MDs at this point, but you never know!)
is no more proprietary than any other piece of hardware (computer or otherwise!) - they don't give you their blue prints and design documentation. And even if they did, it doesn't mean you can then copy it and make your own. Non-proprietary does not equal "open" in both the OSS senses. Intel's and AMD's CPUs' hardware
are just as "proprietary", even though the specification for the command set is entirely open.
I think you meant the drivers, ie the software is proprietary. It is certainly true that nVidia produce a proprietary driver for their chipsets. There are other (crap) drivers too - but taking up my comment that was simply about the ION platform, and claiming it is proprietary is somewhat meaningless. The only sense in which this is true, is also true for every piece of hardware in existence (including anything you are running LMCE on). Whether the software you are running on it is proprietary depends on which driver you select, and I wasn't commenting on that at all.... just the hardware.
Anyway, apologies for hijacking this thread