VIA Technology will have the OpenChrome 0.4 free driver version

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OpenChrome 0.4 arrives to bring us news. This is a project, as you know, that tries to provide and give full free and open source support to the closed drivers for VIA acceleration hardware. VIA, while a bit in the shadows, is a major creator of x86 microprocessors and chipsets for which it supplies the proprietary UniChrome and Chrome9 drivers that OpenChrome intends to replace.

Therefore, whoever has this type of hardware will be happy to receive this new release from OpenChrome with the consequent improvements. So I recommend that you take a look at this great project that avoids you depending on other drivers supplied by VIA Technologies, especially if you don't like to use proprietary software like UniChrome / Chrome9 in your operating system ...

For those of you who do not know UniChrome, they are the controllers that chipset northbridge from VIA you need S3 Graphics for integrated graphics. eye! And not only can you have this chipset if you have a VIA CPU, such as Eden, Nano, etc., but VIA also supplies chipsets for AMD and Intel-based platforms, so if you have a machine like these you should check the manual for your motherboard to know more.

OpenChrome supports, like UniChrome, UniChrome Pro and Chrome9, the series of chipsets C-Series, K-Series, P-Series, V-Series, etc. For VIA processors (C7-M, C7 ULV,…) in the case of C, AMD Athlon64 and Opteron for the K series and P series for Intel Pentium III and Pentium 4, as well as other more modern versions of these in the case of the chips included in the Chrome9 drivers. For more information about supported hardware and OpenChrome, you can visit the link website.

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