Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 22:15 UTC, submitted by Kombatant
3D News, GL, DirectX "ATI's R5xx line was first released back in October 2005. The initial launch covered the X1800 and X1300 series, with the X1600 series following suit in November. Last month we saw the release of the new X1900 series too. Now, let me count the months from October to February; it is 5 months, right? Well, believe it or not, that's the number of months the new X1000 series is out in the market without Linux support. If you are unfortunate enough to own such a card, all you have is Matthew Tippett's statement in Phoronix."
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RE[3]: Binary compatibility
by umccullough on Thu 23rd Feb 2006 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Binary compatibility"
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The Nvidia driver from '03 works on WinXP with the latest patches from '06.

Well, gee... Considering Windows XP debuted in 2001, that's hardly a surprise...

I'm sure if you stuck to the same linux kernel for 5 years, you would still be able to use drivers that were created during those 5 years...

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