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 Newer, high-end laptops have a hybrid techology composed of a high-performance HD display adapter and a 3D-accelerated adapter. For nVidia chipsets, this is called Optimus. It is designed so that the 3D acceleration is only used when needed, optimizing power consumption. This is done automatically in Windows systems through the nVidia driver. However, in Linux systems, implementing this feature and actually making use of the 3D capabilities is more complex, because as of ~~LASTMOD~~,​ there is no nVidia-native Optimus support in the Linux driver. Newer, high-end laptops have a hybrid techology composed of a high-performance HD display adapter and a 3D-accelerated adapter. For nVidia chipsets, this is called Optimus. It is designed so that the 3D acceleration is only used when needed, optimizing power consumption. This is done automatically in Windows systems through the nVidia driver. However, in Linux systems, implementing this feature and actually making use of the 3D capabilities is more complex, because as of ~~LASTMOD~~,​ there is no nVidia-native Optimus support in the Linux driver.
  
-<wrap important>​This guide only applies to **Ubuntu ​13.10 Saucy Salamander ​64-bit** (under Linux Mint 16 Petra), using the **nvidia-331 driver** from xorg-edgers.</​wrap>​+<wrap important>​This guide only applies to **Ubuntu ​14.04 Trusty Tahr 64-bit** (under Linux Mint 17 Qiana), using the **nvidia-331 driver** from xorg-edgers.</​wrap>​
  
 In order to overcome this issue, a solution exists, called Bumblebee. This runtime allows for the interaction of the operating system with the 3D-capabilities of the card, allowing the use of the nVidia driver for gaming or applications as needed. In order to overcome this issue, a solution exists, called Bumblebee. This runtime allows for the interaction of the operating system with the 3D-capabilities of the card, allowing the use of the nVidia driver for gaming or applications as needed.
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