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The Intel Linux Graphics Installer was updated to version 1.0.4 and the new version supports Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20.

Intel Graphics Installer for Linux

The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is a tool developed by Intel that allows users to easily upgrade to the latest graphics drivers for Intel hardware. The installer automatically adds a repository used for upgrading the packages provided by Intel - that means that besides the Intel Linux Graphics Installer, you can also use the Ubuntu Software Updater, apt-get, etc. to upgrade the packages.

Intel Linux Graphics Installer 1.0.4 was released about two weeks ago but I didn't get to write about it when it when it was released and then the website stopped working. Sorry for the delay!

The latest Intel Linux Graphics Installer 1.0.4 brings the 2013Q4 Intel Graphics Stack which includes OpenGL 3.3 API support, Fast Boot support and power savings features, among many other changes. A complete list of changes can be found HERE.

Important note: The Intel Linux Graphics Installer does not support Intel GMA 3600 "due to the complex package dependencies of the binary graphics drivers for the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series used in the Intel Atom Processor N2600 Series and Intel Atom Processor N2800 Series" - use the drivers available with your Linux distribution instead.

Download Intel Graphics Installer for Linux

This hasn't happened for some time, but I'll add this note anyway: in the past, this installer caused some serious issues for some users so I suggest you only use it if you know how to downgrade the packages in case something goes wrong.

I couldn't test the installer because it's only available for Ubuntu 13.10 and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.

If you have questions about the installer or Intel Linux graphics, visit the Intel Linux Graphics forums.

The installer itself doesn't work in Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint however, you can manually add the repository if you're using a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 13.04 - see THIS article for how to add it.