The next distribution of Open Source operating system Linux is ready to roll, and will include new drivers for Nvidia graphics cards and chipsets, according to pronoucemnets published by ComputerWorld.
Full details of the new Linux Kernel 2.6.33 will be released on Wednesday with lead author of device drivers Jonathan Corbel sayong that the distribution is "pretty well along with production."
It is estimated that each new driver is worked on by up to 1,000 of the 2,000 or so mainly unpaid coders who work on the free and Open Source operating system favoured by hard-core geeks and Microsoft-hating hippies alike.
Under pressure from users, the Nvidia drivers have been reverse engineered because the graphics card company refuses to cooperate with people trying to provide free software. Tsk.