@rundocuri- In my opinion, it would be a mistake that could result in costly repairs in the future if you use nails other than drywall nails for your drywall installation project. This type of nail is specially made for drywall, and has several benefits.
I have put up drywall before, and I found that drywall nails have smaller heads than other types of nails. This is important when putting up drywall because the small heads are less obvious and more attractive on the finished walls.
Other types of nails have smooth shafts, which are not ideal for gripping and holding drywall into place for long periods of time. As the article points out, this is why drywall nails have rings.
Drywall nails are also not very expensive. You should be able to get a large box full of them without spending a lot of money. This small investment in your project is worth the cost compared to what you would have to spend to correct problems that develop after the drywall is in place.