Linux News Today: Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 1.2.0 Lands with Support for Ubuntu 15.04 and Fedora 22
The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that lets users install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware has been upgraded to version 1.2.0 and is now ready for download.
An installer for drivers is a good tool in the Linux world. The other option is to use repositories or the files provided by the companies, and that’s almost always a hassle. Intel is the only company that provides this kind of tool, making the installation process a trivial one.
The only problem with this tool is that it’s always released at great intervals of time and just in time to cover distributions that have been around for quite some time. A good example is the support for Ubuntu 15.04, which was released in April. Now we’re in September and preparing for a new version of Ubuntu in October. The 15.04 branch will soon reach EOL (end of life).
What’s new in the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux
“The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations and fixes to the Intel Graphics Stack to ensure the best user experience with your Intel graphics hardware. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* is available for the latest versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*,” reads the official announcement.
The supported distributions are now Ubuntu 15.04 for 64-bit and 32-bit, and Fedora 22 for 64-bit and 32-bit. There is hope for other distros since the source code is provided as well.
More details about Intel Graphics Installer for Linux can be found on the official website. The latest version of the Intel Graphics Installer, 1.2.0, can be downloaded from Softpedia, but keep in mind that you will need to be root in order to make it work.