ATI Has Open-Source Drivers Too
May 07, 2007, 18:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
[ Thanks to Phoronix for this link.
"Since late last year the open-source Linux community has been
ecstatic about the growing progress made by the Nouveau developers.
Nouveau is an X.Org and FreeDesktop.org project for developing an
open-source 2D/3D display driver for NVIDIA graphics cards. With
NVIDIA Corporation not providing hardware specifications, this
driver is being written through reverse-engineering NVIDIA's binary
display driver. While the developers of Nouveau are making great
strides and this driver is taking shape, the open-source ATI driver
must not be forgotten.
"For those that may be new to the Linux scene, ATI Technologies
had released specifications to the Radeon R200 (8500 to 9200)
series to X.Org developers quite a while ago..."