Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:49 UTC
Linux Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards.
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RE[6]: My answer is YES
by Bending Unit on Wed 19th Apr 2006 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: My answer is YES"
Bending Unit
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2005-07-06

Except if you buy new hardware. My 7900GT didn't work with Ubuntu without downloading the latest drivers from nvidia.

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RE[7]: My answer is YES
by Finalzone on Wed 19th Apr 2006 17:27 in reply to "RE[6]: My answer is YES"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

True. In addition, customized drivers for your favorite distro should be available few days later after the release of the new Nvidia driver.

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