The reason they did this probably will never be known but I feel like I'm being pushed into a corner. If they limit Linux support what reason do I have to use their products? I think I'm going to get stuck with Intel/nvidia for my next system
I've praised AMD since they showed Intel they needed to step up their game after the crappy P4 CPU. And now I'll get stuck buying from companies that I feel charge too much. And we know that nvidia could care less about helping FOSS.
Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer
hope you are right.
I did buy AMD ONLY computers for as long as I remember, for over 10 years. I actually never had Intel(ok, i lie a bit, celeron with 600 mhz). If it's support goes to shit - I may as well stop using them all together, but there is no alternative, supporting someone like Intel is IMHO even worse.
I take my hat before Intel, for their support, but than, monopoly is going to hurt everyone! In long term, simply everyone in the world.