Vista drivers fiasco irks geeks who feel duped
By Paul Hales
NVIDIA CUSTOMERS are losing it a bit.
Many are unhappy about the graphics firm's ability to produce drivers to run with Vista and
they've been bombarding Nvidian message boards with threats and abuse.
An Nvidian moderator earlier closed a thread discussing Vista drivers because, he says, of "Far
too many people flaming, posting FUD, and in general not posting within TOS."
To get your post up there you must not, he notes:
"1. Post you're going to sue nVidia.
2. Post they are guilty of false advertising. (without link to your court judgment saying so)
3. Post the hardware must not work (FUD)
4. Post the software must not work (FUD)
5. Post that you want nVidia staff fired or accosted. (don't be a jerk)
6. Ask for direct response from nVidia."
He asks that users use the thread more "appropriately," or, he says, "we will vacation you from
Now, users miffed at Nvidia - possibly "vacationed" - and gagging for somewhere to vent their
spleen have set up a site entitled www.nvidiaclassaction.org
The site's stated aim is to collect information that may lead to a class action suit against
the graphics firm for flogging kit as Vista ready when it isn't.
As the site notes, "Please be very careful about what you post - this isn't a place to rant -
we've done that enough. This is a place to provide useful, constructive information conducive
to supporting a legal action."
According to one user who contacted the INQ, "Nvidia has all but ignored their customers, and
on their website the support page says it's under construction, making the forums our only