May 24, 2011

NVIDIA Optimus for Linux


Have you heard about Optimus NVIDIA technology? The technology to allow notebooks with Intel chips and NVIDIA graphics cards to exchange automatically as needed. If you need a process of computing with a high graphic level, then the system will automatically work with graphics cards using NVIDIA. However, if you only need a lightweight computing activities, the system will use a graphics chip from Intel alone. The advantages of this technology is the survival of the notebook, if only to survive using the batteries, will become longer. Want to know more about the technology? Please read our previous article "NVIDIA Optimus Review: Life Be More Easily". 

What are the weaknesses of this Optimus NVIDIA technology? Technology can not be run on operating systems other than Windows. However, it is about to change. There are some developers who are currently trying to run the technology on the Linux operating system! Currently, the developers are working on Bumblebee, an open source that will realize the dream of notebook users with the Linux operating system. The developers are being sought for NVIDIA Optimus work in Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE, Fedora, and Arch Linux. For the future, the list will be added again by these developers. Such information we collect through 

This information is enough to bring fresh air for users of notebooks with the Linux operating system because they can choose to use Intel or NVIDIA graphics. Much remains to be repaired because Bumblebee is still not complete as Optimus, such as switching graphics automatically, yet has a list of games, and any application that can use the NVIDIA GPU. However, in our opinion, only a matter of time until finally 'Bumblebee' will be as strong as Optimus.


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