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.
they should fire some lawyers first if You ask me...
Folks, please use the proper term, out of respect for the affected people. You get "fired" when you are terminated for performance or similar reasons. You are "laid off" when your position becomes redundant, or the company has no funds to pay your salary.
Cutting Linux support is crazy for a CPU company, if you ask me. Mobile computing, in particular, is being heavily dominated by Linux (android). Oh well. I guess I have no option rather buying Intel next time, and as much as some of you already said, I hate fueling a monopoly (even though I love Intel's Linux support).
I hope that whoever buys up the assets of AMD has deep pockets and are not just asset strippers. Who knows?
very bad news. Hope this doesn't kill stability and support for us AMD users in the long run... definitely going to buy Intel/nVidia for my next machine, even if it's more expensive.. sorry AMD, but your drivers suck, and I just don't trust your long term support of Linux (my card's drivers where depreciated after only 3 years... come on).
Maybe the silver-lining here is that AMD will be forced to support Linux through the OSS driver stack (like Intel) in the future.
Are there any Linux devs in AMD still?
How many Linux devs are in AMD right now?
How many work in radeon driver, etc?
How will this inpact AMD support on Linux, etc?
Seems that AMD is joining forces with RedHat to bring ARM to servers.
At least that's what they're saying right now in a press conference.
Some random quotes:
"AMD will be the only company to deliver both x86 and ARM solutions in the data center""We believe in technology leadership...we continue to extend that in x86 and now ARM""Cell phone world predicts what's coming in the server world.'"Does switching from ARM to x86 matter in terms of power consumption?" - "Yes - workloads are changing""Interesting growth phenomena over 7 years. We think ARM 64 bit will play an important role, but x86 not going away"I don't know how to interpret this, though."AMD is targeting investments at higher growth segments"