Friday, September 07, 2007

ATI driver will get opensource

This is a big step for Linux, hope that Nvidia will see the light and follow.

Next week, AMD plans to provide an open source information and development package supporting the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 series as well as ATI Radeon™ X1000 series of graphics processing units (GPU) on Linux desktops. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SUSE Linux engineering team. Over the following months, AMD will work with the community to enable 2D, 3D and video playback acceleration to provide the best possible experience on the Linux desktop. This strategy complements and enhances AMD's existing support of the Linux community through its regularly released high performance Catalyst driver.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoom/0,,51_104_543~119372,00.html

1 comment:

kriko said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw news on phoronix.
Maybe Nvidia will do the same. We have Intel and now ATI. Thats great!