The 2.6.39 kernel is out
Posted May 20, 2011 0:49 UTC (Fri) by tetromino
In reply to: The 2.6.39 kernel is out
Parent article: The 2.6.39 kernel is out
>There is no 3D support for Nvidia, unless you put yourself in the same situation with proprietary drivers again. The day Nvidia decides to stop supporting your hardware a few years from now you can never upgrade your system again.
True, when using any proprietary driver, you run the risk of the vendor refusing to support your hardware at some point down the road. However, judging by past performance, Nvidia is reasonably good at keeping up with kernel and X API changes, and by the time the binary driver drops support for your video card, it's likely to be many years obsolete (Nvidia's current Linux driver still supports the GeForce FX series, released 8 years ago).
> If you're shopping for a laptop, go with Intel graphics. It's supposed to be much improved with Sandy Bridge anyway.
Bad advice. By all accounts, Sandy Bridge is rather unstable under Linux, and is thoroughly broken in 2.6.39.
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