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Old 10-26-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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So how did they end up with Nvidia? I just started wondering about this at school, since our religion teacher mentioned that invidia (latin) means envy. So kinda got me thinking, not a big difference between nvidia and invidia...
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Nvidia - There owner starts with an N and his last name is vidia? I have no idea..
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem made it, they were focusing on video.. video was taken so they said vidia. They were like "vidia sounds gay by itself" after all.. hes a Chinese guy...so they slaped an N on the front.

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Because it sounds cool?
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Heh, why did dell, call themselves dell? IDK I guess they just were goofing about and came up with it. One of those things that just slaps you in the face like HEY THATS A GREAT IDEA!
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Dell came from the Michael Dell, founder of Dell computers. He's a pretty young guy too and making millions. He only started out with $5000 and made PCs for people. Next thing you know, bam, mass production.
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Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem made it, they were focusing on video.. video was taken so they said vidia. They were like "vidia sounds gay by itself" after all.. hes a Chinese guy...so they slaped an N on the front.

just a thought

HaHa I like that idea its sounds funneh Meh who knows its like who came up the name for anyhting like computerfourms or Alienware who knew
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:32 PM   #8
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Heh, why did dell, call themselves dell? IDK I guess they just were goofing about and came up with it. One of those things that just slaps you in the face like HEY THATS A GREAT IDEA!
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Thought everyone knew that name, its like Bill gates
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Michael Dell

Thought everyone knew that name, its like Bill gates
lol, i second that...
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Dell came from the Michael Dell, founder of Dell computers. He's a pretty young guy too and making millions. He only started out with $5000 and made PCs for people. Next thing you know, bam, mass production.
Yup. They didn't call it Dell because they were bored or something. It's the founder, Michael Dell's lastname.
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