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Larabel: Ubuntu Reverts Video Driver Stance

Feb 13, 2007, 20:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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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..."

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