Phoronix: Nouveau Becomes The Default Driver In Fedora 11
Among a horde of other features to be introduced with Fedora 11 (a.k.a. Leonidas), the Nouveau driver will become the default NVIDIA driver on this Red Hat distribution. This is a fairly bold move on the behalf of Red Hat, which recently hired Ben Skeggs, one of the Nouveau developers...
yes. I don't use fedora myself, and this may actually be one of those reasons why, but the way they stand up for and enhance Free Software is something I appreciate greatly. If nouveau outperforms nVidia binary drivers by Karmic, I'll be thanking RedHat for that.
Good move, latest nouveau git is working nice with my 9600GT, very snappy 2D with EXA acceleration; much smoother than nvidia's proprietary blob. Somehow KMS bricks my system, even though other 9600GT models are working fine hehe. Does fedora have daily iso snapshots?
Cool, Nouveau and Swfdec/Gnash are bold projects that can bring fully OSS desktop to general audience. I wish these projects receive more support from big Linux players. Anyway, writing driver for undocumented HW is pretty awesome feat and if that HW happens to be modern complex 3D GPU, it's awesome^2.