Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:01 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
3D News, GL, DirectX "We have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver."
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RE: Why does it have to be open?
by mattst88 on Sat 6th May 2006 19:40 UTC in reply to "Why does it have to be open?"
mattst88
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2005-08-27

I think a lot of people feel that ATI isn't providing nearly enough support for their Linux drivers. They feel that if the OSS community had access to ATI specs and were able to write drivers, the wait time between bug fixes wouldn't be nearly as long. I can't completely disagree.

When something as basic as switching the resolution back for the VTs can't be done with the driver, and was reported as being broken more than 6 months ago and *still* is not fixed, I have to wonder.

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