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    Default The AMD "Radeon HD 8000" Open-Source Milestone

    Phoronix: The AMD "Radeon HD 8000" Open-Source Milestone

    The discussion surrounding issues with the Linux kernel DRM code has been quite interesting. From the 40+ comments so far, there's been some interesting feedback from some of the key open-source driver developers along with AMD. In particular, the generation to succeed the next-generation of AMD graphics processors (what will be the "Radeon HD 8000 series" if they continue with the same marketing names), should be a pivotal moment for AMD's open-source strategy...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTI1OQ

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    Two words: AWE SOME

    Cheap humor aside, this is really good news. Great move by AMD!

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    AMD's superb open-source support is why I prefer them to competitors. My next machine will hopefully sport an AMD GPU as well.

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    Just to point out - Bridgman did say "trying to". AMD are very serious about their open source efforts, but people have a way of blowing things out of proportion. People should not take this as anything official or promised, but rather as a status update of progress and hoped-for-goals.

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    I love my AMD Fusion E-350.

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    Heheh. Read my signature. I'm a fanboy and I know why whenever I read such messages.

    While it is not perfect I never had a problem with the free drivers being somewhat behind, this is just the nature of things. Basically they are/were creating things from scratch and for a GPU driver this might take time. Esp. since it splits up in various parts and new GPUs come rather quickly. But as the codebase and experience grows things become faster. Now they just need more manpower and that "content mafia" (DRestrictionsM) stuff fixed.

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