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Hardware is several orders of magnitude more complex than it was back in the 80s/90s
Back then you were lucky if you needed CD-rom drivers, a Soundblaster/Adlib driver, and in the case of the 90s a proprietary DOS protected mode graphics driver (such as glide). There were very little compatability issues, as there weren't a lot of unique hardware. (Although CD-rom drivers were notorious for screwing things up)
It stands to reason driver development is the same order of magnitude more complex. There is a hell of a lot more functionality than there used to be, requiring a lot more development time and resources.
All this whining about gimme a new driver is just a product of our instant gratification and self-entitled society.
sh1t takes time. Deal with it, or find a new hobby.
Last edited by The Mac; 09-16-2012 at 23:16.