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In a press release published on Wednesday, the Linux Foundation announced another major industry player has joined their cause: Nvidia. This means the iconic graphics chipmaker has joined the likes of Intel and AMD as members of the organization.

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to improving Linux by supporting and protecting its members while leveraging their technical expertise.

For the Linux world, this could be some very good news. Open source drivers are important to Linux for reasons of practice and principle. This may be the first step leading to Nvidia finally introducing an official open source alternative to its traditionally proprietary driver sets.

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This is great news for Linux. Hopefully it means proper drivers!
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This is great news for Linux. Hopefully it means proper drivers!

Indeed, this is extremely good news, who knows, maybe we might even see some serious game development for Linux, woot! thumb.gif
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^that would be awesome indeed.
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This is great news for Linux. Hopefully it means proper drivers!

Nvidia's binary drivers are the best. AMD, despite their "open source initiative" have aweful drivers.
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Nothing to get excited about. Phoronix dissected this announcement 3 days ago: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA2NzI
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Just because they joined the Linux Foundation, doesn't mean they are going to open source their drivers, does it?
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Just because they joined the Linux Foundation, doesn't mean they are going to open source their drivers, does it?

I never said that, did I?
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Indeed, this is extremely good news, who knows, maybe we might even see some serious game development for Linux, woot! thumb.gif

Then for me no reason to use Windows any more. YEAAA.
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I never said that, did I?

Wasn't referencing what you said, otherwise I would've quoted you.

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For the Linux world, this could be some very good news. Open source drivers are important to Linux for reasons of practice and principle. This may be the first step leading to Nvidia finally introducing an official open source alternative to its traditionally proprietary driver sets.
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