nVidia OK for 2D
Posted Sep 10, 2007 2:54 UTC (Mon) by mdomsch
In reply to: nVidia OK for 2D
Parent article: LCE: Linux, hardware vendors, and enterprise distributors
In fact, yes, we do carefully choose what hardware to sell in systems sold with Linux. Free drivers make it easier to develop, test, debug, and fix than non-free drivers. We intentionally made sure that Intel video chips, with their completely free drivers, are available in all the systems told, though one can choose to buy the nVidia cards if you wish. Likewise for wireless - we include the Intel wireless solutions in the notebooks because of their excellent support of open source drivers. The only closed-source driver provided is for the modem in the notebooks, which is present though relatively few people use modems any more.
See http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_7.04 for technical details on Dell's offerings.
Dell Linux Technology Strategist, Office of the CTO
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