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July 25, 2006

AMD’s ATI acquisition may help Linux

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 10:07 am

AMD’s acquisition of ATI Technologies, one of the top two graphics processor makers, may be great news for desktop Linux users.

read more | digg story

Here’s a related article. A teaser :

Now, I could be wrong. But, the longer I ponder what AMD wants to do with ATI, the more I think it makes perfect business sense for AMD to target both the Mac and Linux markets. I’m sure that they’re also hoping to win more desktop Windows users, as well, but they could make a lot bigger splash a lot faster with the Mac and Linux desktops.

It will be interesting to see where this goes, but I’m really hoping that in the end it will mean much better graphic drivers from everyone for Linux.

I posted earlier about AMD and ATI joining forces.

I hope this will mean that ATI’s and NVIDIA’s video drivers will be open sourced eventually. Although I don’t think this will happen very quickly.


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