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64bit nvidia driver for freebsd

I’ve always had a vested interest in the entire nvidia display driver for FreeBSD project, and I’ve pretty attached to the project. So much, that back in 2001 I started a little petition, got enough attention (and more importantly, a large list of people who signed my petition), and ever since 2002 FreeBSD users have been able to use high quality nvidia drivers. It wasn’t all me, whoever ran nvidia.netexplorer.org asked me to combine efforts, and I gave them my list, and they continued to market it and work with some folks at nvidia.

It is really nice to see that both the FreeBSD team and nvidia have worked together to do the necessary kernel development and get a 64bit driver. I used to use FreeBSD as my primary desktop at work, and it was great to use the hardware drivers for my displays. What is also nice is people in the nvidia forums are also asking for CUDA drivers on FreeBSD, that would be slick as well.

Digg the story if you want too: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Official_64bit_NVIDIA_drivers_for_FreeBSD