[ Thanks to jeremy for this link.
“LQ) Can you tell me a little bit about what went into the
original decision to release an NVIDIA driver for Linux?
“NV) NVIDIA received several requests from our end users for
giving the same quality Linux drivers that we provide on other
platforms. In addition, our workstation customers were moving more
and more of their development to Linux. NVIDIA recognized early on
the demand for Linux drivers from the community as well as from
significant commercial customers such as the film studios, national
labs, geosciences, life sciences, etc and knew that this was to
become a trend in professional graphics as customers started
migrating from proprietary UNIX workstations to open