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The Unthinkable Happened: Nvidia Finally Adopted Open Source GPU Drivers

The Unthinkable Happened: Nvidia Finally Adopted Open Source GPU Drivers

No, hell didn’t freeze over and April Fool’s Day has long passed. Nvidia has indeed announced its move to an open source Linux GPU core for its latest and greatest graphics cards. Previously open-source GPU anything was AMD’s preserve, but from now on you can go on GitHub and download the Nvidia kernel modules source code from the Nvidia Open GPU Kernel Modules repo.

The green team call it “a significant step toward improving the experience of using NVIDIA GPUs on Linux, for tighter integration with the operating system, and for developers to debug, integrate, and contribute back.” And, as someone who’s bounced around various Linux distros hard in the past, I’ll join the chorus of people who say it’s time.