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AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver Features
Maybe we all should send emails to AMD threat them with sending complaints to EUCH&C about their crappy drivers...i somply couldn't believe when tryed to play TF2 native client with Catalyst in a recent bould rig compared with same rig performance under...well....under ANY version of Window$ starting with XP and above...
I had to explain two more times that I use Linux (cause they kept throwing some Windows tips at me) and threat them with sending a complaint to "EU Commission Health and Consumer" (lol) to get redirected to their Lead Support Engineer which actually started to ask me some sane questions (it was about Catalyst 13.x series performance, most solved thanks to RadeonSI by now, go figure ).
C'mon this kind of "support" works most of the time...
I wouldn't really read too much into the OpenGL4.3 bit unless they actually confirmed that's what they meant. It's trivial to typo OpenGL3.3 as OpenGL4.3. All in all, seems like a summary. Did you expect summary to contain some surprising new functionality?
I have an AMD powered laptop and I was thinking that my next laptop will be nVidia powered, but after trying the latest radeon OSS driver I started thinking maybe I should stick to AMD. The radeon driver is not as efficient, but at least it works well and is open source and works with DRI_PRIME and will support Wayland as well. We should also see the bright side of AMD, not just focus on their shortcomings.
Quite honestly, i didn't...i have this bad habit from NVIDIA times where it's the Blob and nothing else...
If i simply compile Kernel 3.14 rc4 i should get automatically Radeon in a relative up to date form, right ? ...or do i need to download and compile some more extra stuff ?!? ...i don't need latest and greatest Git...
Sorry about these Newbie (but not Noob) questions but i didn't cared untill now with OSS video drivers
Instead of joking about a marketing department talking about Linux, shouldn't we just be pleased that they now actually take the time to talk about their Linux support?
I used to think that way, but that was a long time ago. I think Linus is leading
the new path with his "nVidia finger". No, this is not enough anymore. Linux is
no longer a marginal OS you can safely ignore. We don't have to be grateful
that some company is now paying attention to linux. Valve got it. Intel got it.
Google got it. So AMD better get it. Or not, but that's their problem. I think
that we're way pass the tipping point for any company to ignore linux. If they
choose to ignore it, and fail, the better. Someone else will gladly fill their shoes.