Not me, that's for sure.
But I am suggesting that nVidia's blob is better than fglrx at the moment.
Perhaps you should start a thread along the lines of "Who's the more open source friendly? AMD or nVidia"
Who's open and who's blob is the best. Two completely different issues.
Trust me nvidia is not doing that well for a while now either. With the last year or so of driver updates my system has gotten slower. The most recent drivers seem to have some kind of issue with xinerama also where the mouse gets stuck between screens even if all the screens are set as RightOf.
I am waiting for the fglrx to support eyefinity on their eyefinity 6 cards so I can get rid of the nvidia cards. I have a two card system running 4 monitors.
So just because nvidia is working for you and fglrx is not does not mean that one driver is better then another. You just may not have one of the setups that causes so many problems with one or another.
I definitely want to get off of xinerama and eyefinity seems to be the best option for that.
- video acceleration on evergreen: no way, in short term at least.
- Better 2d: Maybe, but not a great big deal for a normal user unless you use emulators.
- Wine 100% working: no way. But wine fglrx-wine has improved a lot during 2009 - 2010.
- No tear on video: Maybe, but U have the gl alternative using mplayer.
- No plp complaining on an ati linux support forum: No way, there will be always plp complainig, sometimes someone new to linux or new to ati hardware, and sometimes real problems too. Anyway, why do you not read more to the more experienced ati linux users before always reading about others problems.
And please, meanwhile you are waiting your fears for ati disappears, stop bashing fglrx. Users who post on this forum are looking for ati users advice , and not for "future ati users with fears" advise.
If it's more common to have issues with fglrx than with nVidia's blob then I think that's pretty important to note.
When it comes to Xinerama there's nothing wrong with saying either nVidia's blob or fglrx will provide a less than perfect experience with it. But if Xinerama's broken in some way then no-ones driver's going to be very happy with it. The xorg guys do work on Xinerama but I'm not sure if providing compatibility with a compositor amongst other things is on their radar at the moment.
Eyefinity does provide a path for completely avoiding it though and is the single biggest reason for me wanting an AMD card.
If fglrx works really well but is a pain to setup that's one thing.
If once setup in the most perfect way and it still has issues, then that's a completely different kettle of fish.
If however you don't want to hear about fglrx's weaknesses then I can understand you wanting anyone with anything bad to say about it to leave.
Both nVidias blob and fglrx have weaknesses. This is a forum about Linux and graphics and stuff. I would think a broad discussion of the issues when running Linux on PC hardware is warranted. If you want a sanitised discussion then maybe amdfanboi.com is a better place for you.
phoronix is for bashing AMD, nvnews is for bashing nvidia.