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Nvidia adds Linux support for graphics

Leading graphics chipmaker Nvidia has released a new set of hardware drivers for the Linux operating system, including a number of improvements to speed and compatibility. Hardware support has been a long-standing challenge for Linux users, but Nvidia last year started releasing OpenGL-compatible drivers that work across various systems, including Linux. These drivers were the fruits of a collaboration effort with SGI, which created the OpenGL standard, used widely by games developers and graphics card manufacturers. The new drivers released today work with a range of Nvidia graphics processors, including TNT, GeForce and Quadro. In particular, they improve support for Nvidia's mobile chipset GeForce2 Go as well as for multiprocessor systems. Staff writer Matthew Broersma reported from London.

Leading graphics chipmaker Nvidia has released a new set of hardware drivers for the Linux operating system, including a number of improvements to speed and compatibility. Hardware support has been a long-standing challenge for Linux users, but Nvidia last year started releasing OpenGL-compatible drivers that work across various systems, including Linux. These drivers were the fruits of a collaboration effort with SGI, which created the OpenGL standard, used widely by games developers and graphics card manufacturers.

The new drivers released today work with a range of Nvidia graphics processors, including TNT, GeForce and Quadro. In particular, they improve support for Nvidia's mobile chipset GeForce2 Go as well as for multiprocessor systems.

Staff writer Matthew Broersma reported from London.