Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:16 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts.
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Dell
by bsharitt on Sat 15th Sep 2007 22:59 UTC
bsharitt
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2005-07-07

I wonder what role Dell had in encouraging this decision. At the moment Intel has the best Linux support out of the box in just about all distros, so AMD could be left out in thte cold if Linux sales ever catch on.

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v RE: Dell
by kensai on Sun 16th Sep 2007 01:58 in reply to "Dell"
RE[2]: Dell
by smitty on Sun 16th Sep 2007 03:23 in reply to "RE: Dell"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

AMD's support isn't bad, but the big difference is that Intel has better support for integrated graphics and wireless hardware. The open specs takes care of one of those concerns, but AMD relies on 3rd party wireless hardware so support there will still vary.

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RE[2]: Dell
by sbergman27 on Sun 16th Sep 2007 03:25 in reply to "RE: Dell"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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Please give examples on how INTEL has the best support out of the box.

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My Compaq Presario's ATI Express 200M video chipset has no 3D support whatsoever out of the box. And very poor 3D performance under fglrx.

Meanwhile, Intel's chip sets all have excellent support... right out of the box.

I wish I'd bought an Intel based notebook.

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