Larabel: Ubuntu Reverts Video Driver Stance
Feb 13, 2007, 20:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Moments ago hitting the ubuntu-announce-list is word that the
upcoming 7.04 'Feisty Fawn' release will not include the
closed-source ATI and NVIDIA display drivers by default. There was
much controversy behind this decision of whether to include the ATI
and NVIDIA binary blobs and enable them by default; so that its
users can immediately benefit from Composite and desktop effects.
Like existing releases, the proprietary video drivers will be
easily available through their repositories, but they will NOT be
activated by default..."