The Unthinkable Has Happened: Nvidia Finally Adopted Open Source GPU Drivers


No, hell didn’t freeze over, and April Fools’ Day is long past. Nvidia has announced that it is moving to an open source Linux GPU kernel for its latest and greatest graphics cards. Previously open source GPU anything it was AMD’s only preserve, but from now on you can go to GitHub and download the source code for Nvidia’s kernel modules from the Nvidia Open GPU Kernel Modules repository.

The green team is calling this “a significant step towards improving the experience of using NVIDIA GPUs on Linux, towards closer integration with the operating system, and for developers to debug, integrate and contribute back”. And, as someone who has slammed several Linux distributions Difficult in the past, I’ll join the chorus of people saying it’s about time.


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