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Red Hat Talks About Nouveau, Open-Source Drivers

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Published on 11 May 2010 04:33 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
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As part of a series of blog posts and video interviews about new features coming to Fedora 13, Red Hat has most recently published a new item entitled Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers.

The post can be read here and briefly talks about the Intel / ATI / Nouveau graphics driver work done for Fedora 13. Fedora not only ships with the latest X.Org and DRM bits with each release, but many Red Hat engineers are responsible for many of the contributions to the open-source graphics stack and related components that leverage these newer technologies like Plymouth.

There's also a brief Ogg recording where Red Hat's Colin Walters provides a brief overview about the progress of the open-source graphics drivers. While this video isn't too technical and not really providing any new information if you stay updated with the latest Phoronix news, it's available for those interested.

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