Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:09 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces While the BFS scheduler is getting ready to celebrate its second birthday, in just three weeks AMD's open-source Radeon graphics driver strategy for Linux will be turning four years old . . . which has ended up being a game-changer in the Linux world. AMD continues to support open-source hardware enablement on their latest graphics processors and recently even hired more developers to work on the code and documentation. How far have they come though in four years?
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Comment by saynte
by saynte on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:31 UTC
saynte
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2007-12-10

With the amount of resources they likely have devoted to the open driver, I'm just glad that there are two (open and proprietary) options to choose from.

It also shows the amount of work it takes to get top performance out of a driver; a lot!

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RE: Comment by saynte
by orestes on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:11 in reply to "Comment by saynte"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Indeed. 4 years ago I wouldn't touch an AMD card if you gave it to me for free because I knew the Catalyst drivers would make my life a living hell if I wanted to do anything interesting with my system. Now I just roll with the open driver "just working" and save the headaches for problems I bring on myself.

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