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You mean the closed source "nvidia" drivers? Or do you mean some of the open source drivers that might be used for an nVidia display (nouveau, nv, vesa or fbdev)?
I'm sure the open source drivers in Ubuntu were compiled for Ubuntu and the binaries are in Ubuntu's repositories.
I'm not sure about the binaries for the various closed source "nvidia" drivers for Ubuntu.
In Ubuntu 10.04, I've seen mostly cases (various nVidia hardware) where the open source driver "nouveau" works best. Things are very different from older versions of Linux where the closed source "nvidia" driver was almost always the best choice.
Distribution: CentOS 6 on my desktop, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my server, Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook and the wife's PC
The nVidia proprietary drivers are in the Ubuntu repositories. If you call up the symaptic package manager and search for "nvidia" you should find nvidia-current with the Ubuntu icon to the left of the entry. On my system the Installed Version is shown as 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.
To further confirm this I marked the package for re-installation and then did File; Generate download script. The contents of the script is