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  • #16
    it's just a fact of life.
    linux users have been buying ATI because they've been assured that 'soon' the drivers will be good.
    but the 'soon' never comes

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
      it's just a fact of life.
      linux users have been buying ATI because they've been assured that 'soon' the drivers will be good.
      but the 'soon' never comes
      There's (you can put 'also' here if you want ) another reason - they gave us specifications so we're not forced (or some part of us right now) to use binary blobs.

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      • #18
        we all know a serious working, feature-rich and stable OSS driver won't happen before the end of 2009 (I personally think June 2010). By that time, new card series will come out, it's gonna be a race against the impossible. That is what's gonna happen. A non stopping race. NVIDIA instead, yea they work and do what 99% users want from their GPU.

        And to the guy above that thinks AMD will become number 1 in the linux market, oh well you made me laugh so much that it was worth reading your post. You maybe forgot that who is having serious financial problems is AMD. You forgot that NVIDIA release a true linux driver since year 2001. They worked hard and continue to work. So be carefull when saying such stupid things and, to all the guys on this community, learn how to "Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s", and even phoronix should learn this. Of course in this case, NVIDIA is Caesar.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
          we all know a serious working, feature-rich and stable OSS driver won't happen before the end of 2009 (I personally think June 2010). By that time, new card series will come out, it's gonna be a race against the impossible. That is what's gonna happen. A non stopping race. NVIDIA instead, yea they work and do what 99% users want from their GPU.

          And to the guy above that thinks AMD will become number 1 in the linux market, oh well you made me laugh so much that it was worth reading your post. You maybe forgot that who is having serious financial problems is AMD. You forgot that NVIDIA release a true linux driver since year 2001. They worked hard and continue to work. So be carefull when saying such stupid things and, to all the guys on this community, learn how to "Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s", and even phoronix should learn this. Of course in this case, NVIDIA is Caesar.
          Upon which you made me laugh by your ignorance, seems like a win-win situation. Seriously, learn to read. I said the OSS driver initiative might functionally improve a lot due to the Gallium framework. I'm having a hard time understanding how you can deduce that I think AMD will become number 1, when having clearly stated "I think NVIDIA's drivers won't be leading no more / as strong as it now is".

          They worked hard and continue to work. So be carefull when saying such stupid things
          Be careful yourself when commenting what one said. I acknowledge that NVIDIA provides functionally great drivers and are leading the Linux graphical market now, do I "attack" their efforts by any matter? Not at all, yet you seem to have an urge commenting them.

          About what you call "the race against the impossible", this indeed seems to be an issue right now. But then again, the Gallium platform might possibly offer an outcome here (mind the excessive use of conditionals in order to prevent unwanted comment), given that AMD doesn't wait too long to release the specifications for entirely new chipsets. Which again makes me quote myself: "time will tell", in which I do not attempt to predict what will happen but only express my excitement about upcoming developments.

          All this is my opinion though. Might be a bit idealistic, but does that hurt? Anyway, I'm happy using my ATI X1600 next to an NVIDIA 7600GT, which both work flawlessly using Linux - which after all remains the most important matter

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