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NVIDIA Pushes Out Another Binary Driver Update

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Published on 11 February 2009 01:54 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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While NVIDIA doesn't stick to a defined release cycle like AMD where they will issue Catalyst driver updates for Linux and Windows on a predictable monthly basis, as of late they have been pushing out a lot of drivers. Two weeks ago NVIDIA released four new Linux drivers and then just a day later they released another driver. Well, NVIDIA has now pushed out yet another proprietary driver update.

NVIDIA has released the 180.29 Linux driver for x86 and x86_64 platforms. The release notes list quite a few changes, but in fact they are just copied forward from the earlier beta releases. The full change-log as well as the download links can be found here.

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