Aaron Plattner announced the 290.10 Linux binary driver release with fixing numerous bugs, improving the performance of FBO bind operations under Xinerama (~30%), and support for pre-VBO DrawArrays command in the server-side GLX driver module. Bug/regression fixes make up a majority of the changes.
Details in full and the Linux x86/x86_64 NVIDIA binary blob driver download links can be found at NvNews.net. There's also already many other changes in the NVIDIA 290 driver series for those interested.
Also be sure to see the recent Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux driver comparison with more than a dozen GeForce graphics cards.