It was around 2009, I have used nv 6800GT before (flawless under linux), then Bridgeman told Amd is ok on linux. So, bought 4670 - opensource driver 2D only, fglrx - this stuff above.
RMAed it instantly and bought 9800GT. You know the rest
The difference here though, I never claimed Linux sucks, but I claimed ATI sucks (at those time) and it was true.