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  • Ericg
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    Originally posted by chuckula View Post
    Yeah.. the fanboy is strong in you. Larabel loves to overhype and distort things, but this article is 100% accurate.

    Your basic argument is that AMD loves Linux and is awesome because it abandons support for its own products early on Linux AND on Windows and that Larabel is evil because... on a website that is devoted to Linux... he doesn't go out of his way to point out that AMD also does a crappy job under Windows.
    Now YOU are the one sounding like a fanboy. Its a well known issue that because of the unstable driver API/ABI that older Catalyst releases can't be used on Linux. If nothing changes between kernels then the community can hack together a patch that bumps the maximum version for Kernel and Xorg and Catalyst will compile just fine. If they can't then you're stuck using an older distro. At least on Windows you can install Catalyst and just keep using it.

    You can do the same thing on Linux IF you stick with an older Distro, but since we have a release every six months for Fedora and Ubuntu most don't want to. Most want to try out the latest tech, but that typically comes with an Kernel and/or Xorg upgrade which will break Catalyst.

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  • chuckula
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    Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    This information distorts the reality. AMD didn't drop Legacy support for Linux alone, but also for Windows at the same time. I consider it misleading the way you posted it, inclining that AMD neglects Linux suport, while it's being the same for Windows. This is not the first that time that you ignored this fact in your articles.

    Yeah.. the fanboy is strong in you. Larabel loves to overhype and distort things, but this article is 100% accurate.

    Your basic argument is that AMD loves Linux and is awesome because it abandons support for its own products early on Linux AND on Windows and that Larabel is evil because... on a website that is devoted to Linux... he doesn't go out of his way to point out that AMD also does a crappy job under Windows.

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  • Bucic
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    Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
    the driver on windows receveid more updates than on linux, and is very more stable than linux.
    And doesn't require downgrade of key system components!

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  • DanL
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    Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    This information distorts the reality. AMD didn't drop Legacy support for Linux alone, but also for Windows at the same time.
    Yes, but users who like Catalyst will not care why the Linux support was dropped, especially since they can use Catalyst Legacy on Windows 7, for example. While it's true they can still use it on slightly older versions of Linux (like Ubuntu 12.04.1), driver support for older Windows versions tends to age better than Linux because of the stable driver ABI.

    I consider it misleading the way you posted it, inclining that AMD neglects Linux suport, while it's being the same for Windows. This is not the first that time that you ignored this fact in your articles.
    I consider it far more slanderous to say that AMD is now supporting these products with "just" the open-source driver, as if it's a bad thing. In many ways, that's a better driver.

    Bottom line? Even if Michael was more careful in how he chose words, there would still be a bunch of AMD card owners throwing temper tantrums and threatening to buy Nvidia...

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  • pandev92
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    Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    This information distorts the reality. AMD didn't drop Legacy support for Linux alone, but also for Windows at the same time. I consider it misleading the way you posted it, inclining that AMD neglects Linux suport, while it's being the same for Windows. This is not the first that time that you ignored this fact in your articles.
    the driver on windows receveid more updates than on linux, and is very more stable than linux.

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  • Nuc!eoN
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    while AMD doesn't maintain their Linux legacy drivers and barely do release notes all in the name of trying to reduce engineering costs. The Radeon HD 4000 series graphics hardware that was introduced in 2008 is no longer receiving updates with the AMD Catalyst Legacy driver but is left to just the open-source Linux Radeon driver.
    This information distorts the reality. AMD didn't drop Legacy support for Linux alone, but also for Windows at the same time. I consider it misleading the way you posted it, inclining that AMD neglects Linux suport, while it's being the same for Windows. This is not the first that time that you ignored this fact in your articles.
    Last edited by Nuc!eoN; 28 March 2014, 10:04 AM.

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  • NVIDIA Will Support Newly-Dropped GPUs On Linux Through 2019

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Will Support Newly-Dropped GPUs On Linux Through 2019

    Earlier this month we found out NVIDIA would be dropping pre-Fermi support from their mainline graphics driver on Windows and Linux. For Linux users, we have some good news about NVIDIA's Linux support plans...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY0NTg
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