Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 27th Dec 2005 12:07 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
3D News, GL, DirectX As 2005 comes to an end, both NVIDIA and ATI have fought a competitive battle not only when it comes to their hardware lineup but also display drivers for alternative operating systems. When discussing this subject matter, GNU/Linux users have been quick to criticize ATI Technologies whether it is due to poor installation support, distribution compatibility, rudimentary control panel, or simply the performance level of its drivers.
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Go with Free ATI
by Sodki on Tue 27th Dec 2005 16:17 UTC
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2005-11-10

For a casual Free Software zealot use, I recommend ATI < 9800, wich has Free 3D drivers and works quite well.

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RE: Go with Free ATI
by on Fri 30th Dec 2005 09:12 in reply to "Go with Free ATI"
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Open source ATI 3D driver does nothing but basic stuff, that is, no vertex/fragment shaders, etc... closed ATI driver provides those but it is so buggy they are almost unusable... seriously, there is no choose but nvidia closed driver for decent 3D support.

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