ATI has three employees working on FOSS Linux drivers
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 16 12:13:43 BST 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
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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