AMD deciding _now_ what to do about Linux

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jun 18 06:12:18 UTC 2007

On 17/06/07, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at> wrote:
> I've always been partial to AMD because I have a tendency to support the
> underdog, and I think I have a hell of a lot of company in the linux field
> who think likewise.  If they tell us to go pound sand again, they _will_ see
> it not only in card & chipset sales for cards, but in cpu sales to geek
> builders like me as well.  Down to zip that is.  If their sales people don't
> grok that, well...  It was nice knowing you AMD, but I'm taking the next
> corner to Intel.

For much the same reason I've usually built with AMD. Also, with
proper cooling and a decent BIOS, one can very safely overclock most
AMD processors about 20%. I don't dare go over 10% with an Intel, and
often don't touch them at all. Truth is, I didn't even consider to
stop buying AMD processors, just graphics cards (ATI). It kind of
hurts me to jump camp. But, I've _always_ voted with my wallet and
you're right. Intel's 950 graphic cards supposedly work fine in the
Inspiron (my model laptop). Although, the Intel processor in this
lappy is _always_ hot, even with the fan in full swing.

Dotan Cohen

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