A quick note about ubuntu's, I'm still running catalyst 11.10.
From my experience, compiz 0.9.x is much slower than 0.8.x with catalyst, I don't know why, I have tested that multiple times and the result is the same. With 0.8.x + G2 compiz works silky smooth, even with 2 monitors, with 0.9.x it's not silky smooth but with one monitor it IS usable, with two - it's slideshow. So either compiz 0.9.x is NOT ready for primetime yet or they just started using features which catalyst don't support well. I can't comment on nVidia as I don't have any card which is recent.
A simple test case which I run to verify my findings are, yes, much loved glxgears See, the same HW, same kernel, same catalyst version, compiz 0.9.x gives me at max 1000 fps for my HD3650M, compiz 0.8.x gives me 3500 fps or so with one monitor, two monitors with 0.8.x gives me roughly the same, compiz 0.9.x (unity) gives me 500, which is MUCH slower, it sometimes drops to 25 and stays there, I don't get how that works, but it's not consistent, it is slow but even slowness is not consistent, garbage.
Please don't be confused with FPS as a value, it has no meaning for comparison, please see the difference, it's awful. And somehow I doubt it's catalyst as 0.8.x performs brilliant.
Similar findings were in archlinux using compiz 0.9.2 at the time and 0.8.6, difference vas clearly visible.
On the other hand, KDE4 since 4.7.2 performs just really nice and fluid even with 11.8, it's just that I can't use it due to other reasons.
Will the Catalyst 11.11 Work with Fedora 15 Gnome Version 3 ?
Anybody out there with success?
My Card is Radeon HD 3870.
I'm Considering Switch to KDE desktop if this doesn't support Gnome.
Hi there, no it won't work for neither Fedora 15 or 16. I am running both systems. I swear: never ever ATI /AMD again. You go KDE, that'll be fine. Besides the annoying fact that plasma-netbook maximizes all windows it is a fast and nice replacement which works flawless with the 11.10-driver (i did not test the 11.11 with KDE yet). Ati really sucks.