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AMD Linux 2008 Year in Review

Dec 16, 2008, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"We are focusing on their Catalyst driver efforts in this article, which has picked up support for CrossFire, is now capable of being overclocked with OverDrive, and AMD is now delivering same-day Linux product support. In this article we will recap some of the highlights from the Catalyst driver releases this year as well as set out on a benchmarking extravaganza.

"Starting with Catalyst 8.1, this January release mostly had bug fixes, including a fix for a nasty regression that had inhibited non-VESA modes from working correctly. A few packaging script improvements were also made in this release, but overall Catalyst 8.1 didn't start the year with a bang.

"Catalyst 8.2 was another non-entertaining release that was simply made up of more fixes. However, on the installer side it did pick-up --autopkg and --installpkg options that make the Linux installation of the binary driver even easier."

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