We have seen Linux gaining momentum in almost every aspect of computing since couple of years now. Right from Linux based phones like Android, Ubuntu, Firefox OS to large scale virtual computing environments like Openstack. Linux is everywhere now. This is even forcing hardware players to fall in place with their proprietary drivers. Many hardware vendors are following the trend and releasing utilities and source for drivers and other applications on Linux platform.
Intel has consistently been one of the major contributor in this space. Intel had already released a GUI based driver installation tool for its Graphics hardware. This tool is now updated to version 1.0.4. It supports installation of Intel’s graphics drivers on Linux. Though it currently officially supports only Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 (both 32 and 64 bit) distributions. This gives a major advantage to Linux users and developers for hacking or modding it to work with similar distros, but these will not receive any updates. Also to note, that Versions of Ubuntu below 13.04 and Fedora 19 are not supported by this installer.