ATI has three employees working on FOSS Linux drivers

Chris Jones jonesc at
Thu Jul 16 11:13:43 UTC 2009

Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 08:12:08 am Clemens Eisserer wrote:
>>> NVidia all the way - it works.
>> Until your hardware is old and considered "unsupported".
>> Then you have to rely on excellent engineers reverse-engineering that
>> old stuff in their free-time, keeping it useable for 2D work.
> Considering I have NVidia cards 5 years old that are still supported - not 
> fussed.

I agree. Yes, NVIDIA may keep things closed any many people bitch about 
that, but their binary drivers give better performance than any other 
right now. Their latest driver does drop older cards but they always 
provide 'legacy' drivers that go back a long long way...

Personally I won't be switching to ATI until they give a driver that is 
as good as the nvidia one, closed, FOSS or otherwise. Sorry if that 
offends people but fact of life. I'll support FOSS when I can, but its 
more important to me that my systems work well in 3D.


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