Phoronix is reporting
that Ubuntu 10.04 will ship with the Nouveau driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware. Nouveau is a reverse-engineered driver that is released as free software—unlike the NVIDIA-provided drivers. "With Ubuntu 9.04 it became easier to use the Nouveau driver with Ubuntu Linux as a snapshot of its DDX driver (xf86-video-nouveau) and its kernel DRM code were packaged up and made available through its package repositories, which continues to be the case in Ubuntu 9.10. Though after the Ubuntu Developer Summit last week for 10.04 'Lucid Lynx', Canonical is now going to put Nouveau into the kernel by default. Not too many details beyond that or their intentions are known at this time, but Nouveau developers are currently being asked about the matter.
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