Originally Posted By: "BigO"

I don't know if I agree with that. It seems like if you have a stable, well designed OS, that nothing should crash with a bad driver except the hardware in question. Obviously if it's a video card doing the crashing then you're SOL (cause you can't see anything), but mac's already have 3rd party video cards, so that point is moot.

Sadly, I would say that the point is not moot. The problem is the diversity of video cards. For example, many Macs use ATI video cards, and the standard Mac OS X has good support for ATI cards. The problem is that it doesn't support ALL of them. ATI makes a lot of different cards. I'm still trying to get Quartz Extreme working on my Thinkpad T43 with ATI Radeon Mobility.

If Apple would just open source Aqua, this kind of support would come so much easier! ::)