As far as AMD is concerned, it's pretty clear they had to make some cuts. I'm assuming the linux desktop CPU division wasn't making them a lot of money, but still, you'd need the same work on server CPUs as well and the linux community is pretty much acting as a free QA department.
Intel has done enough legally and morally questionable stuff.
Said new notebook also has a HD 7970M and I really hope the open source driver will soon enough support it.
If AMD is indeed trying to break into the ARM based microserver market, then it will need some serious Linux engineers.
Unless AMD expects to sell Windows on ARM microservers.
Is there any chance we'll see arm desktop chips from amd??
And yes the market needs more competition.
AMD is a sinking ship on linux it looks like. Their proprietary driver is always dropping support for fairly recent hardware and calling it "legacy", and they are laying off developers for the OSS stuff.
Intel if you want integrated graphics, nvidia if you need a dedicated card. Its a shame, I had hopes for AMD on linux when they started to release documentation.
ARM CPUs without Linux support?
what next? CPUs without ALU?
The stupidity of suits is simply staggering
Yeah if you could just donate a couple billion dollars to AMD
-- Lumbergh --
That'd be great.
I've been hearing that Microsoft is about to do a massive restructuring, off laying 1000's of workers.
I can understand why they would downsize as the market of selling operating systems is a questionable one, especially when the likes of Linux groups and Apple are offering equivalent products and free to consumers. Then you have Google about to play into the desktop home/soho/business markets.
Microsoft share price has been on the decline so any lowering of salaries would have to be a benefit to their portfolio in these hard times. The Surface and Win8 Phones are poor sellers too.
Regarding AMD, it's like a dog chewing on its own feet. They need Linux support to give themselves scope, else they risk being cast into the Microsoft market. They are supposed to be endeavouring in to the blossoming ARM server market too which also needs Linux proficiencies.