AMD deciding _now_ what to do about Linux

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Sun Jun 17 17:12:35 UTC 2007

On Sunday 17 June 2007, Gene Heskett wrote:
> The last time I tried to get in touch with them I was told to go away, we
> don't support linux.  That was several years ago.  I think we are now, too
> big a market to ignore, and that like using a railcar jack, we will get
> some motion eventually.

I admire your continued optimism, although I can no longer claim to share it.

> I've always been partial to AMD because I have a tendency to support the
> underdog,

I've always been partial to them for that reason, and because they have 
traditionally offered better performance for less money.  It happened that my 
286 was an AMD quite by mistake.  I didn't even know who AMD was at that 
point.  Over the years since, I've voted Intel a few times, but I favor AMD 
whenever possible.

These days it does very much come down to which one runs the Linux kernel with 
fewer problems, and I'm really voting on that more than anything else.  I 
don't really like Intel, and I prefer AMD, but most of all, I prefer 
trouble-free operation.
D. Michael McIntyre 

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