NVIDIA 180.22 x86/x86_64 Linux Driver Released
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 8 January 2009 at 03:14 PM EST. 29 Comments
Up to this point NVIDIA had released several betas in the 180.xx driver series that introduced VDPAU acceleration support, OpenGL 3.0, CUDA 2.1, and other Linux work. This afternoon all of these new features are finally supported by NVIDIA with the release of the first stable Linux driver in this latest series.

The NVIDIA 180.22 Linux driver also officially adds in support for new GeForce and Quadro GPUs, workstation performance optimizations, glyph cache by default, improved X pixmap placement, and various bug-fixes. The 180.22 release also adds in support for the latest Linux kernels.

The NVIDIA 180.22 stable Linux driver is available for Linux x86 and Linux x86_64.
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