[desktop] Call for help

Stephen M. Webb stephen.webb at canonical.com
Thu Mar 10 12:47:19 UTC 2016

On 16-03-09 09:21 AM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> @Stephen, could you possibly write down a few highlights of changes
> between 14.04 and 16.04?

One important change that should be noted: AMD dropped support for their proprietary-blob fglrx video driver so it can't
be included in 16.04 LTS. The last release AMD did can not be used because it is incompatible with the newer x.org
display server.  Most people will be able to the use the open source AMD video driver, but there are a few applications
(certain graphics-intensive games, bitcoin mining) for which it is inadequate.  Folk who rely on such applications might
choose to remain on 14.04 LTS until adequate support lands in the open source AMD video drivers.

Stephen M. Webb  <stephen.webb at canonical.com>

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