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Having just upgraded my laptop with and ATI card to a Nvidia card this kind of funny to read.
Before you do anything rash with your hardware have a read of the ATI forum here on Phoronix and notice that others are pulling their hair out over various issues and threatening to burn their ATI and switch to a nvidia.
Be well aware that both binary drivers have their issues, sometimes major showstoppers depending on your hardware. Both open source efforts (RadeonHD, Noveau) are a little way off completion, although hopefully closing in on "good enough" status rapidly.
The reason I will switch to ATI is that AMD ARE really working with the community to get open source driver usable in 2d/3d for these card. Sadly "Nouveau" driver is not usable at all for me (I know they are working really hard!) so the reason I will switch to ATI is their open source drivers not the closed one.
Well, all I can say is "lulz"... Now the people suddenly want to embrace ATI's efforts the help the development of radeon/radeonhd drivers by telling others to buy ATI stuff...
I'd risk a statement that people ALWAYS stick to what works... ideology is irrelevant here - I think I've never seen anyone cursing NVIDIA when their driver was working well, no matter if it was closed or whatever.
I am sure NVIDIA will fix the bugs - and then, will you still call for people to buy ATI or return to using what you have?
Anyway... 'twas just a random rant... feel free to flame me if you see it proper...
Since I left the 100.14.19 driver I had problems with window icons corruption (minimize, maximize, close) and the related bar.
I also had problems with amsn when I try to change my personal picture (X crashes in that moment). Does this driver resolve them?