Fwd: AMD deciding _now_ what to do about Linux
mashtizadeh at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 19:29:28 UTC 2007
Sun's pushing ATI/AMD to provide good drivers for Solaris, so it means they
will have to work on the portability issue of their drivers. It is probably
the best time to influence AMD's decision since they are going to do what
Sun tells them. Nvidia has an easier time porting their drivers since the
core of the driver is the same across all platforms AFAIK. Hopefully, they
will realize the best stratedgy is to open source their drivers, which there
has been some hints about it recently.
علی مشتی زاده
On 6/15/07, Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 02:03:39PM -0400, Ali Mashtizadeh wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > This email went out on Xorg I thought it might be useful for all of us
> > with ATI cards. We should all show our interest in AMD helping out the
> > community as well! Just like Nvidia has been doing!
> "Linux strategy" -- gotta love the use of the word "strategy", like
> they're playing chess or Risk or Daisenryaku. Yes, because supporting
> an operating system involves "strategy".
> Not to sound rude, but I wouldn't hold your breath over the statement.
> Yes, *absolutely* mail them and show support for the BSDs, and tell them
> you'll be happy to beta test whatever they put out (as long as they have
> a good feedback method for reporting those bugs; not some defunct HTML
> form web page that sends submissions to /dev/null).
> I believe AMD/ATI cares about providing a good driver base (for Linux
> and probably the BSDs), but no matter how many customers mail them, the
> reality of the situation is a disappointing one: managers and executives
> of sorts are who have say over all of this, who decide all of this, and
> who ultimately make the statements on all of this. As a Texan co-worker
> of mine says, "too many chiefs, not enough indians". nVidia has the
> same "problem", for what it's worth.
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