Quote: Originally Posted by Lee
Nice idea, and a great dream. But, just don't see it happening. The video card companies just aren't going to allow this to happen, they would look at this as not being able to establish their own identities.
Oh they can. the the driver will be hardware-specific not OS specific.
Oh I see. you mean that when the company adds new features not in the driver specification it would be tricky to make sure it is universal?
Problably it would have to be that they have to follow the DirectX or OpenGL standards to the T, or contain the entire OpenGL or DirectX rendering engine in the driver so as long as the OS can interface with the driver properly the driver will be able to do it's optimations properly.
Mostly i'm looking at this to be for all hardware and not just video cards. So say for example your netbook (like mine) uses a PCIe to SATA bridge for the hard drive, the installer will be able to access the driver located on the bridge itself without having to download anything or find another workaround to make it work.
Although I'll have to agree that the only way that this would become a reality os if the European Union court accepts another antitrust or whatever suit.