This is even worse news for us older legacy card users, since now the community attention will surely focus on these newer cards. My best power management option on linux side is still Debian Lenny, and the best power management overall, Windows XP, feels a better system each day I spend with my work laptop's Windows 7. The 15-second startup is now closer to 15 minutes, of course not being the administrator makes the life more difficult so I don't know how well I could optimise Win7, but with Vista the recent "updates" made my computers so slow that I ditched it for good and use now only XP and Lenny. Too bad Windows 2000 doesn't equal XP in the power management (not a GPU driver problem since they use the same driver), since it really seems a lightweight OS nowadays.
No announcement yet.
AMD To Drop Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 Catalyst Support