ok, so Debian is quickly becoming my favorite distro, and I have tried a lot of them. Not that the others weren't good, there is something about Debian that seems better to me. I have it running on an old Dell latitude e6400, and the video card is a Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M. With the other distros, I found how to install proprietary drivers, and Debian was no exception. I got the Nvidia drivers install with no problems. However, I was reading something about my new favorite distro, and came across this
"Experience has shown that Open Source drivers are usually much better than proprietary ones"
And I thought, Great, I want to find out if this is true, however, I'm not sure how to remove proprietary drivers. I'm not new to Linux and feel pretty comfortable in a terminal to install things. I was wondering if it's difficult to remove a driver. I ask because I got the impression that the drive messed with the kernel? This is a total guess, so I definitely could be wrong.
To get to the point ( sorry about being so wordy ). Would it be better to just reinstall Debian to get rid of the proprietary driver? Would that be the surest, and cleanest way? Or is there some other good way to remove the driver?
Also, if I can remove it, is there a way to make sure I have the latest Open Source driver?