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Linux to finally get REAL ATI support?
Written by Gizmo   
Friday, 07 September 2007 13:36

AMD are working with Novel to flesh out the specs for a full driver interface in open source for their HD 2000 and x1000 series GPUs, the initial release of which will occur this coming Monday.

According to this story from Yahoo! News, AMD partnered with the SuSE development team to accelerate the initiative, which will kick off Sept. 10 with the release of source code and hardware specifications for developing 2D drivers.  As the development progresses, 2D, 3D, and video playback acceleration are all anticipated for implementation.

According to Novell's chief technology and strategy officer Nat Friedman, "the lack of open source drivers for graphics hardware has long been a major obstacle for Linux developers and Linux desktop users." He continued, "Our ultimate goal is complete, high-quality open source drivers for all video hardware...We look forward to contributing this initial code to X.Org."

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