Me to but Im still angry...
I mean my warranty just expired and the card basically gets EOL. I bought this card (4890) because of amds committment to open-source but fglrx has been one long painfull childbirth. My patience has really been tested, but around 10.9 I decided to drop fglrx for good and rely on open-source driver, it just wasnt worth the hassle. Even if Linus doesnt seem to be that interested of gfx he should point the "eye" this way because i believe gfx is one of the last excuses for not using linux.
Originally Posted by chrisr
You cant pick bits and pieces...
[/quote] Well, graphics surely... [/quote]
Its quite common to pick good and compare bad, linux will never be comercial, it will not even be for you, linux is for *me* and what I make of it. Linux is the ultimate ego trip, you cant tell it what to do, politics usually fails badly, you may say please, if you want something, just do it, no one is stopping you. I'm on my first debian install and have been so for the past 10 years, and it gets better with each passing year. When it comes to updates there are usual two things, you fail to recognize the problem and deal with it, or you dont known what you are doing, but yes I have start to notice it too, all of a sudden I have something on my system I didnt order, probably some requirement. The breaking can be annoying, even if one only break bad once in there lifetime the fragmentation of linux can lead to alot of breaks. One of the main thing why I switched to linux was just because of development, I think there are some real nice tools for development and the total control of the system makes it ideal for development. Hehe security, can you even say windows and security in the same sentence (i will not even comment on that). You have to know that most of the limitation in windows is not technical, its there to protect its business model. If you know your history you know that MS almost brought internet to a standstill and was quite happy with it. You can see MS starts to cut time between releases just because people start to ask why they dont have that next cool thing on there system. Maybe i have got it totally wrong but isnt it big business thats pushes open-source, just to get away from control of others and the bigger the business get the more open-sourcish they get. GFX will be/are that next big battlefield for linux, and linus the "morronizer" needs to get involved and start morronize those pesky trolls standing in the way so people can do some real advanced voodoo. If linux can get gfx right there will not be any real excuse not supporting it, or I should probably say that one of the excuses out there is just the status of gfxs.