Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th May 2007 14:21 UTC, submitted by John Mills
AMD AMD will soon deliver open graphics drivers, said Henri Richard just a few minutes ago, and the audience at the opening keynote of the Red Hat Summit broke into applause and cheers. Richard, AMD's executive vice president of sales and marketing, promised: "I'm here to commit to you that it's going to get done." He also promised that AMD is "going to be very proactive in changing way we interface with the Linux community".
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RE: 3D or 2D-only?
by Jezza on Sun 13th May 2007 15:23 UTC in reply to "3D or 2D-only?"
Jezza
Member since:
2005-10-13

Well, provided I get some support at all for my 9600xt, I will be happy. And here was me thinking my next system would either have to be underpowered Intel or overpriced nVidia grahpics... This is good news, regardless of what they give us, it is better than the nothing we currently have!!

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RE[2]: 3D or 2D-only?
by Googol on Sun 13th May 2007 15:26 in reply to "RE: 3D or 2D-only?"
Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

And what made you think you would get nVidia? They are as closed as Ati's right now.

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RE[3]: 3D or 2D-only?
by Mark Williamson on Sun 13th May 2007 15:57 in reply to "RE[2]: 3D or 2D-only?"
Mark Williamson Member since:
2005-07-06

In my experience, ATI's Linux drivers are really nasty. Stuff like AIGLX is unsupported where drivers are available if you have nVidia. ATI's and nV's drivers are closed, but they're not equally bad at running on open source systems!

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