Linus Torvalds, in a speech released today at a university, had some kind words to say to Nvidia related to Linux hardware support as seen in the video below:
For those not in the know, Linus Torvalds is the chief architect and main author of the Linux kernel, the core of the Linux operating system distributions that essentially run the Internet, many desktops, and Android phones (his main focus of hatred in the video).
Nvidia is a chip manufacturer that makes graphics chips, and their Linux support has been horrible. Releasing poor drivers without the code that can be used to improve them (a convention in Linux), spotty developer communication for supporting Linux in nearly aspect of the community and other poor ethical decisions by Nvidia over the years.
Users get extremely frustrated on unsupported graphics cards on desktops while OS vendors pull their hair out over getting hardware tuned under the Linux software, hence Torvald’s echoed frustration.
Mark is a "veteran" (and current) system administrator for a local IT firm in his hometown. He is notorious from his Coffee Desk days as the "funny guy" of the editorial staff, writing some pieces for sheer comic relief to the pleasure of many readers (example). Aside from his priceless humor, he has ample insight in the fields of networking and programming given his years of experience with them, often making quips about his own age in the process. Mark is the oldest member of the editors, and by far the most regular. Contributor, that is. :D