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Kind of a grandiose thread title, but it seemed fitting. The small step: I just switched from nvidia's proprietary graphics driver to the Free nouveau drivers. The giant leap: I ...
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- 10-29-2010 #1
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- Jan 2006
One small step... One giant leap
The small step:
I just switched from nvidia's proprietary graphics driver to the Free nouveau drivers.
The giant leap:
I now have no proprietary software on my desktop system at all.
While I didn't set out to be completely free, it's kind of a nice place to be. Nvidia's drivers were just becoming a nuisance for me, now they'll be updated with the kernel like they should be. I do have 3D acceleration, and while it's not brilliant, games are still playable, and the desktop is as good as ever.
- 10-29-2010 #2
Congratulations! I'm embarassed to say I just went the other way. I've been using the open source ati drivers, but I just installed the catalyst drivers. I'd only ever used them briefly before when I first started using linux, and I wanted to see how they perform in comparison. So far the main benefit is that I can watch hulu full screen without stuttering. 3D accel crashed X though. Not sure what the problem is yet.