Businesses and consumers thinking about taking the Linux plunge should certainly be encouraged by the fact that all of NVIDIA's products are supported in the new unified driver. Here's a quick list of some of the supported features:
That sounds pretty complete to me. Businesses in particular should be pleased with the expanded multimonitor support, and the new drivers could make nForce2 a highly coveted Linux platform for PC enthusiasts.
- Full support for pixel and vertex shaders for NVIDIA desktop and workstation GPUs
- Full support for OpenGL 1.4 with CineFX architecture and emulation mode for NVIDIA desktop and workstation GPUs
- Multi-monitor support for NVIDIA desktop, workstation and mobile GPUs
- Power management for hibernate and resume modes for NVIDIA mobile GPUs
- Full hot key support for NVIDIA mobile GPUs
- Full support for platform technologies provided by NVIDIA nForce platform processors, including FireWire®, audio, and networking capabilities
Traditionally, NVIDIA's strength has been its drivers. With this new release, it looks like NVIDIA has raised the bar for Linux support. Let's hope others follow.